HORRIDO! by Robert Taylor : $6,250
#1 of 3 in the World
Comes with an original drawing, and a matted companion print with
The companion print is is of the original drawing by Robert Taylor of an ME 109 on the runway, ready to take off. This is beautifully matted with a small replica of a Knights Cross, and signed by a further 8 top Luftwaffe pilots on the print. The first 4 being Eric Hartmann, Adolf Galland, Johannes Steinhoff and Walter Krupinski.
The actual signatures and a photo of Walter Nowotny, Gerhard Barkhorn, Werner Molders, and Helmut Wick are supplied on 4 separate postcard sized originals along with this print and the main one.
There are a total of 18 signatures in this edition.
Appropriately, Robert Taylor has chosen the Me109s of JG52 as his subject to represent the fighter pilots of the Luftwaffe in his new tribute to these courageous flyers, with his breathtaking painting Horrido! With the traditional battle cry ringing in their ears, Squadron Commander Hptm Wolfgang Ewald leads pilots of I./JG52 into combat. Based at Coquelles/Calais in September 1940, the JG-52 Me109s hurtle down in a high-speed dive to engage the enemy during the ferociously fought Battle of Britain. Robert eloquently depicts these sleek and deadly fighters high over the Channel, glinting and menacing against an ominous backdrop of heavy cumulous clouds - the world's foremost aviation artist's skill bringing to life the Luftwaffe's most successful fighter aircraft in action.
HORRIDO by ROBERT TAYLOR( Me-109: Luftwaffe: JG-52)@vbader.com