Auction 102

Lot 433:

STUKA LENINGRAD WINTER 1942 PAINTING

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Start price: $500

Estimated price: $500 - $700

Auction house commission: 25%

Excellent ‘front art’ painting of a Junkers Ju 87 or Stuka being serviced by three Luftwaffe mechanics on a snowy airfield in front of a large hangar, in the background five more Stukas are lined up undergoing maintenance and three fighter planes in the sky. The scene was painted on a simple piece of fabric, something like a bedsheet, and stretched on simple wood strips. The back bears a blue pencil inscription ‘Rusland [sic] vor Leningrad Winter 1942’ and possibly the name of the artist/soldier ‘Hans Schwagt’. At some point there were repairs made to a gash in the painting, some soiling of the surface, could use some gentle cleaning, and a small hole from a framing nail. The painting is 19.5 x 27.5 inches. Very nice.

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