Representing the ultimate in collecting, this exceptional edition is issued with an ORIGINAL PENCIL work specially created by Robert Taylor. Each drawing has been signed by three Luftwaffe fighter Aces and conservation matted to include the original signatures of three more, including Erich Hartmann. The Aces included in this historic edition amassed a staggering total of over 1000 victories between them!
An example of one of Robert Taylor's stunning pencil remarques.
Prints are signed by the artist and numbered
375 Limited Editions....$325
25 Artist's Proofs....$450
10 Barkhorn Tribute Editions....Sold out
Overall size: 32" x 24"
Image size: 25 1/2" x 16 1/4"
Tribute drawing appx. mat size: 18" x 16 1/2"
If you already have the first release in this pair, HUNTERS AT DAWN, matching numbers of The Blond Knight are available. We also have a limited number of matching pairs in stock, please ask when placing your order.
This is the second edition in this portfolio, dedicated to Erich Hartmann.
During an astonishing three-year period on the Eastern Front Erich Hartmann downed 352 enemy aircraft to become the highest-scoring Ace in history. It is a record likely to stand for all time. To complete this outstanding Three Hundred Club Portfolio, Robert Taylor pays tribute to the Ace of Aces.
Following up on the first release in this pair HUNTERS AT DAWN, Robert Taylor’s atmospheric painting portrays Hartmann climbing out of his Bf109 G-6 at Weszperem’s snow-covered airfield after returning from another arduous mission leading Stab I./JG53 with whom, on 4 February he downed a Yak-9. It was his 337th victory which he achieved during a brief two-week spell in command of the unit and away from his beloved JG52.
Adding great significance to this superb release, the edition is signed by iconic Luftwaffe Aces who flew on the Russian Front, and part of the edition includes the original signature of Erich Hartmann – the Ace of Aces! – giving collectors the opportunity to invest in a genuine piece of aviation history.
Limited Edition, Artist's Proofs and Remarque Editions (2 Signatures):
Joining Robert Taylor in signing every print are two renowned Luftwaffe Fighter Aces who flew on the Eastern Front during World War II.
Unteroffizier HUBERT-LUDWIG PFLAUM - Iron Cross
Hauptmann KARL-FRITZ SCHLOSSSTEIN - German Cross in Gold / 8 victories
Hartmann Tribute Editions (9 Signatures):
Representing the ultimate in collecting, this exceptional edition is issued with an ORIGINAL PENCIL work specially created by Robert Taylor. Each drawing has been signed by four Luftwaffe fighter Aces and conservation matted to include the original signatures of three more, including Erich Hartmann.
The Aces included in this historic edition amassed a staggering total of 1000 victories between them!
Generalleutnant GÜNTHER RALL - Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves & Swords / 275 victories
Feldwebel OSKAR BÖSCH - Iron Cross 1st Class / 18 victories