Panzer Grenadier Artwork - WWII German Army Publishing
This is one of those items whose "cool factor" goes well beyond the price. Set of eight prints of Panzer Grenadier troops in action. The portfolio has great work in itself showing an armored half-track loaded with panzer grenadiers going into action. Above this is an image of a grenadier (Looking about Napoleonic era) going into action drawing a parallel to a time when grenadier units were built from the largest 10% of the men available. Below all this is the obvious caption "Panzergrenadiere". Inside this envelope are eight prints all with remarkable detail, showing quite lively action, and all include some sort of armored vehicle or tank. Seven look to be from original charcoal sketches and one is a watercolor. The portfolio itself shows heavy edge wear. The eight prints are generally in very good shape with slightly rounded corners to the matting. All eight are quite flammable and would make a great looking set in any "war room". In my photos of the first two I included the matting. On the last six I focused on the actual artwork portion of the print. Each matting is about 32.5 x 26cm with the artwork center varying in size for each print. These were printed during WWII and the publishing data on the back of the portfolio actually credits publishing to OKH (The German Army High Command or Oberkommando des Heeres) in conjunction with the Graphical Association. All artwork is signed GOTSIHKE and dated 1941 or 1942. If the prints were to be framed and hung separately the portfolio itself could be trimmed of the rough edges and framed on its own. Really a great item.