Bavarian Wolves - Limited Edition

Messerschmitt Bf109s of 6./JG53 over the snow-covered Alps in January 1944

Bavarian Wolves - Messerschmitt Bf109 of JG53 - Aviation Art by Anthony SaundersBavarian Wolves © Anthony Saunders
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Bavarian Wolves - Messerschmitt Bf109 des JG53 - Luftfahrtkunst von Anthony SaundersBavarian Wolves © Anthony Saunders
In the aviation art print ‘Bavarian Wolves’ leading aviation artist Anthony Saunders has fittingly chosen to depict aircraft of the famous JG53 to represent all those who flew Messerschmitt Bf109s in combat during WWII. As they undertake a defensive patrol, the battle-weary pilots of 6./JG53 are seen racing through the snow-covered Alps in January 1944. Having departed their base at Seyring near Vienna, the largest and most important Luftwaffe airfield in the area, Staffelkapitän Alfred Hammer leads his pilots through a beguiling backdrop of majestic mountains, ice-clad lakes and picturesque villages, their serene tranquillity in sharp contrast to the violent intercepts to which they might be vectored at any moment.

The scenery shows the ‘Bavarian Wolves’ flying from east to west over the northern shore of the Wolfgangsee in the Salzkammergut in Austria. On the left in the foreground you can see the village of St. Wolfgang with the prominent church.

Reproduced as a limited art print edition, each copy bears the authentic autographs of two well-known Luftwaffe aces who participated in many critical combat missions in Europe during World War II. The artist's image has now been imprinted into the colored borders, which were personally signed by the pilots many years ago. Since the signing, both pilots have sadly passed away, giving the publication even greater significance and creating a great deal of historical interest.

  • 75 Limited Edition, signed by the Artist,  Oberstleutnant HEINZ MARQUARDT,Knight’s Cross & German Cross in Gold / 121 victories, and Oberstleutnant NORBERT HANNIG Iron Cross 1st Class / 42 victories.
  • 15 Artist’s Proofs, signed as above.
  • 15 Remarques, signed as above.
  • 10 Double Remarques, signed as above.
  • 500 numbered, but unsigned prints on aluminium plate (not for sale here)
Published in January 2022
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