by Richard Taylor
This is an original Richard Taylor drawing, completed in his trademark pencil with highlights, and drawn on coloured artist’s paper.
It celebrates the courageous Luftwaffe pilot, Max-Hellmuth Ostermann. In this specially commissioned piece, Richard has very successfully created a stunning image of Oberleutnant Ostermann, in a rare moment of peace, next to his Bf 109F aircraft in 1941.
Born in Hamburg, Ostermann joined the military service of the Luftwaffe in 1937 and was trained as a pilot. After a brief period with Zerstörergeschwader 1 (ZG 1), a heavy fighter unit, he was transferred to Jagdgeschwader 54 (JG 54). He participated in the Battle of France and Britain before transferring east. He became the sixth fighter pilot in aviation history to achieve 100 aerial victories on the Eastern Front for which he was awarded the Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. He was killed in aerial combat with Soviet fighters southeast of Lake Ilmen on 9th August 1942.
This is a rare opportunity to own a sizeable original drawing by Richard Taylor, at a very competitive price.
Approximate drawing size is 12 inches x 7 inches.
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