The D.V was the final version of the famed German Albatros, but like its predecessors, the problems with the strength of the lower wing were not resolved, and pilots' views on the plane were apparently less-than-enthusiastic. Still, the Albatros boasts many fans for the unique, aerodynamic lines of the plane's spinner, tailplanes, ailerons and other features.
Judging from the markings, the aircraft in this painting is probably from Jagdstaffel 16b around 1917. The D.V entered combat service in May of that year, and was used through the end of the war. About 2,500 were produced.
This original painting is acrylic on heavy art board. The board measures 54cm x 39cm, and the painted area is approximately 45cm x 33.5cm.