On 8 May 1945, the last day of the war in Europe, Erich Hartmann took off for one final mission. Over the city of Brno in Czechoslovakia, he spotted a pair of enemy Yak-9s performing impromptu aerobatics for Soviet troops on the ground. Hartmann, however, upstaged the show and promptly shot one of them down! It was his 352nd aerial victory, a total never likely to be surpassed.
In one of Robert Taylor's his most iconic paintings Hartmann is seen leading a swarm of Me109Gs as they half-roll into attack, high over the Russian front, and is the latest addition to the highly-celebrated series of Studio Proofs on canvas.
THE GICLÉE CANVAS REPRODUCTIONS
Produced and printed onto fine canvas under the direct supervision of the artist to match his original painting. The Studio Proofs are then mounted on to high-quality stretchers. Each of these carefully crafted Giclée canvas reproductions is fully authorized and personally hand-signed by the artist Robert Taylor.
Exclusively limited to a total of 60 copies worldwide, each canvas Giclée is stamped on the back, hand-numbered and issued with a highly informative Certificate of Authenticity.