Horrido

Robert Taylor

 

 

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Horrido Robert Taylor

“From the Battle of Britain onwards, the Luftwaffe became increasingly over-extended as theatres of operations grew and new Fronts were opened, often covering vast areas of territory as in the Desert and Russia. Spread over so many Fronts, so much was asked of its pilots". (Adolf Galland)

Of the many outstanding Luftwaffe fighter Wings of World War Two, JG52 became the most successful. Many of the most famous Aces flew with this legendary wing, including one-time Squadron Commander Adolf Galland. JG-52 was home to the only fighter Aces in history to destroy more than 300 enemy aircraft - Erich Hartmann and Gerhard Barkhorn. The wing’s top ten scoring Aces amassed a staggering 2286 aerial victories and, by the end of the war, JG-52’s pilots had recorded over 10,000 aerial victories; sixty-seven of their number were awarded the coveted Knights Cross or higher decorations, but the cost to the Wing was high: 678 of its aircrew perished in combat, while many others were taken prisoner following combat.

Appropriately, Robert Taylor has chosen the Messerschmitt Me109 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 Messerschmitt 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.

Securing its position in the annals of aviation art, each print in this fine Luftwaffe Aces edition has been signed by some of the most famous Luftwaffe fighter pilots of World War Two. With an astounding 1225 aerial victories between them, these distinguished veterans of air combat proudly represent the famous Luftwaffe fighter wings and the pilots who fought - many of them throughout the entire duration of World War Two.

 

PRINT DETAILS

THE LUFTWAFFE ACES EDITION

Rarely have the signatures of so many leading Luftwaffe Aces been issued at one time on a Robert Taylor limited edition print. Now however, each print in this dramatic new edition of Horrido! has been individually handsigned in pencil by Ten of the Luftwaffe's top fighter Aces of World War Two, holding a total of 1225 victories between them.

Leutnant HUGO BROCH
Major HANS-EKKEHARD BOB
Leutnant NORBET HANNIG
Feldwebel HERBERT KOLLER
Generalleutnant GÜNTHER RALL
Major ERIC RUDORFFER
Oberleutnant WALTER SCHUCK
Leutnant HERMANN SCHLEINHEGE
Oberleutnant GÜNTHER SEEGER
Oberleutnant WALTER WOLFRUM

 

THE KNIGHT’S CROSS EDITION

With 2355 victories between the Fifteen signatories, the Knight's Cross Edition features all the components of the Luftwaffe Aces Edition but is published to include the additional signatures of five of the greatest Luftwaffe Aces of all time, including the top two Aces - Erich Hartmann and Gerhard Barkhorn.

Major GERHARD BARKHORN
Oberst ERICH HARTMANN
Generalleutnant ADOLF GALLAND
General JOHANNES STEINHOFF
Generalleutnant WALTER KRUPINSKI

 

THE KNIGHT'S CROSS TRIBUTE PROOFS

These Five remarkable copies, signed by Eighteen Aces who between amass them a staggering 2770 victories,and are destined to become a Collector's jewel in the crown. To complement this exceptional signature collection, we have presented the five additional rare signatures within a conservation grade mount, to include an original pencil drawing by Robert Taylor together with a museum quality faux Luftwaffe metal breast eagle.

Oberst WERNER MÖLDERS
Major WALTER NOWOTNY
Major HELMUT WICK

ALL EDITIONS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

 

Pencil Drawing - Knights Cross Tribute Proof
Pencil Drawing - Knights Cross Tribute Proof


Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.

Overall Print Size 30 1/2" x 26 7/8" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.

 

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PRINT PRICES

Luftwaffe Aces Edition
UK £200.00
Edition Size - 600

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Luftwaffe Aces Edition Artist Proof
UK £325.00
Edition Size - 25

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The Knights Cross Edition
UK £1895.00
Edition Size - 15

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The Knights Cross Tribute Proofs
UK £3950.00
Edition Size - 5

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