In 1992, one of Robert Taylor’s most iconic paintings - Knights of the Eastern Front
was published. It was a landmark in his long career and became a benchmark for every aviation artist to aspire to. The painting, with its trademark ‘Taylor skyscape’, featured the Bf109s from JG-52 – the most successful fighter wing of the Luftwaffe during World War II – in combat with Russian Yak9s.
The pilots of JG-52 notched up an incredible 10,000 victories with sixty-seven of them awarded the Knight’s Cross or higher decorations. The wing boasted the three highest-scoring Aces in history of which two, Erich Hartmann and Gerhard Barkhorn, were the only Pilots ever to down more than 300 enemy aircraft.
The original lithograph edition, personally signed by some of the highest scoring Luftwaffe Aces of all time, is long sold out and a prized collectors item on the secondary market. However, continuing Robert's popular series of Studio Proofs, we're delighted that this outstanding Masterwork painting is now faithfully replicated on canvas allowing collectors to acquire one of the most iconic aviation paintings ever created.
THE GICLÉE STUDIO PROOFS
Produced and printed onto fine canvas under the direct supervision of the artist to match his original painting, each of these carefully crafted Giclée Studio Proofs is fully authorized and personally hand-signed by the artist Robert Taylor.
Exclusively limited to just 75 copies worldwide, each canvas Giclée is stamped on the back, hand-numbered and issued with a highly informative Certificate of Authenticity.