Soviet Pre-WW2 Canvas Oil Painting of Stalin: German Eastern Front
Original Item: One only. This is an Original pre WW2 Oil Painting measuring 22" X "25" on Canvas that has been "cut" from the original frame. The painting is of Soviet WW2 Leader Joseph Stalin, in uniform displaying a large variety of medals. Clearly a souvenir that was quickly sliced from it's frame and crammed into a Back Pack by an invading German Soldier, most probably soon after Hitler's Invasion of the USSR in 1941.
Attached to the canvas is a small wood grey painted panel just two and a quarter inches by one and a half inches nicely painted in white in typical almost Gothic script, as follows:
"Ogefr. Faber 27475A". This would indicate that Obergefreiter (Corporal to you and me) Faber was our souvenir hunter from that historic period. Most likely taken or sent home we have no idea whether Obergefreiter Faber survived the war or lies buried somewhere in the Russian wasteland with so many of his countrymen.
Taken, no doubt at a time of great enthusiasm, never realizing the terrible fate that awaited the World in the years immediately following, this portrait oil painting of Stalin, no doubt from a Government Building or Military Installation could probably tell stories none of us would care to hear. A genuine piece of Nazi/Soviet Eastern Front Memorabilia with interesting researchable provenance, you won?t find this anywhere.
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