Brian Sanders (British, B. 1937) “Admiral Graf Spee” Signed lower right. Original Oil painting on Masonite.
Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation.
This painting is the original painting which was published on the Republic of the Marshall Islands History’s Greatest Fighting Ships sheetlet issued December 1, 1998.
The Graf Spee, a German pocket battleship launched in 1936, was heavily gunned, with a top speed of 25 knots and an endurance of 12,500 miles. The huge German ship conducted a reign of terror in the South Atlantic throughout the latter part of 1939, sinking several British merchant ships.
Image Size: 10.5 x 13 in.
Overall Size: 14.5 x 17 in.