Aug 04, 2022 - Sale 2612

Sale 2612 - Lot 23

Price Realized: $ 1,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200

FRITZ ERLER (1868-1940)


54 3/4x29 1/4 inches, 146 1/2x72 1/4 cm. Hollerbaum & Schmidt, Berlin.
Condition B+ / A-: minor repaired tears and restoration at edges; minor restoration along seam. Two-sheets.

A German war bond poster which presents an unmitigated hero to the public for self-comparison. A wounded air force machine gunner, his bloodied arm in a sling, is gripping the side of his cockpit as he clearly intends to take to the skies again, despite of his physical condition. This is the larger format; the small version was printed by Eckstein & Stahle in Stuttgart. Paret p. 46.