Gregory Percival (British 1964-), 'Blitz',    ((2))
Lot 81
Gregory Percival (British 1964-), 'Blitz',
Sold for £ 1,250 (US$ 1,686) inc. premium

Lot Details
Gregory Percival (British 1964-), 'Blitz',    ((2))
Gregory Percival (British 1964-), 'Blitz',
bronze sculpture produced 2010, depicting Hans Joachim von Hippel in the cockpit of his Albatros D.Va "Blitz", 20cm long, 17cm high, 12cm wide, mounted on a slightly larger slate base, numbered 10 of a limited edition of 50 and signed by the artist, offered together with a Certificate of Issue from the artist.
(2)

Footnotes

  • Hans Joachim Theodor Gottlieb von Hippel was born on 12th September 1893 in Berlin, the second child of Prussian general Conrad von Hippel and his wife Else von Hippel. He joined Jasta 5 (fighter squadron) in 1917 having earlier transferred from field artillery to the Luftstreitkräfte.

    The Albatros D.Va was a later development of the DIII, much admired by those who flew them, but could not live up to its predecessor's reputation. During the latter part of the war, German pilots would paint their aircraft to their own taste. The lightning bolt "Blitz" was mostly associated with von Hippel's aircraft. This is the second piece from Gregory Percival's "Knights of the Sky" series.
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