"Star of Afrika"

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ARTIST'S SPECIAL RESERVE
VICTORY
CANVAS GICLEE x 30
MARSEILLE ARCHIVE

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SIZE 30.25" x 15.25"

LIMITED EDITION PRINT by Nicolas Trudgian

We are proud to announce a most unusual print publication that is very different to our previous Knight's Cross Collection prints. 'Star of Afrika' pays tribute to Hans-Joachim Marseille, thought by many to be the finest fighter pilot in history. It portrays him in a typical dogfight over the desert sands of North Afrika.

Our publisher has managed to acquire a good number of Marseille's original wartime combat reports written and signed by Marseille himself. These are now available in companion with the 'Star of Afrika' print as 'The Marseille Archive Edition'. Each print is inscribed with the same number as the combat report which it accompanies and is further enhanced by the signatures of two Knight's Cross holders and a superb triple-sized remarque drawing. Uniquely, each remarque will depict the actual victory described in the matching combat report creating a collector's item of remarkable originality.

The cost of the Marseille Archive Edition prints reflects the great value of these combat reports which are truly museum quality exhibits. For our collectors who are keen to purchase this very attractive print without the Marseille combat report and remarque we are offering a further 158 prints in the 'Victory Edition'. These carry the signatures of two Knight's Cross holders and, in an unusual departure, are personalised by the Artist who has written the specific date of the Marseille victory that corresponds to the number of each individual print.

Published in 2010.

Editions SOLD OUT on this page may still be available at www.legendsaviationgallery.co.uk.

  • PAINTING IN DETAIL
    Click here to navigate an enlarged image of the original painting by Nicolas Trudgian.

Each print is numbered and signed in pencil by Nicolas Trudgian and the signatories and is issued with an original certificate of authenticity from the publisher. 

Artist's Special Reserve Edition limited to 50 worldwide

Signed and numbered by the artist.

£70.00

$115.50

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Victory Edition limited to 158 worldwide

Signed by 2 Knight's Cross Winners who both served with the Afrika Korps.

Erich Rudorffer  fighter pilot
Günther Halm  PAK gunner

£125.00

$206.25

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Canvas Giclee Edition : Rolled limited to 15 worldwide

The only opportunity to obtain the full-size canvas reproduction of this painting, individually signed and numbered in paint by the artist.
Size when stretched: 40" x 20".

ROLLED
Particularly popular for shipping overseas, these canvas giclee prints are supplied rolled and will require stretching onto wooden formers by your picture framer before framing.

£325.00

$536.25

Quantity

Canvas Giclee Edition : Stretched limited to 15 worldwide

The only opportunity to obtain the full-size canvas reproductions of this painting, individually signed and numbered in paint by the artist.
Size when stretched: 40" x 20".

STRETCHED
Neatly mounted on wooden stretchers and with picture-hanging cord already fitted so that the giclee print may be hung on the wall straight away, even without a traditional frame.

£375.00

$618.75

Quantity

Marseille Archive Edition limited to 158 worldwide

This is a rare and unique opportunity to own a piece of history. The Marseille Archive Edition is signed by 2 Knight's Cross Winners who both served with the Afrika Korps -
Erich Rudorffer
, fighter pilot and Günther Halm, PAK gunner.

In addition each print will have a triple-sized remarque inscribed on it by the artist and an original combat report signed by ‘The Star of Afrika’ - Hans-Joachim Marseille KCOSD.

Each print relates to a specific Marseille victory, numbered in chronological order 1 to 158. The triple-sized remarque is drawn below the image in a generous white border and it
uniquely depicts the actual combat described in the accompanying report.

The signed combat report will be issued in a clear plastic sleeve along with a translation of the document. Marseille’s victories 1 to 7 were made in the Battle of Britain, those from
8 to 158 were made in North Africa.



To purchase the Marseille Archive Edition please contact Legends Aviation Gallery - www.legendsaviationgallery.co.uk.

Collectors may request a specific numbered print and it’s matching report (if available) and Nicolas Trudgian will be happy to discuss the options in depicting the combat scene described in the report. Due to our limited supply of combat reports the Marseille Archive Edition will continue to be released as and when they become available.

 

£2,995.00

$4,941.75

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