Felix de Weldon. (American, 1907-2003) <BR />  Washington D.C., circa 1950-54
Lot 166
Felix de Weldon, (American, 1907-2003)
Washington D.C., circa 1950-54
Sold for US$ 1,875 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Felix de Weldon, (American, 1907-2003)
A cast bronze bas-relief of the Raising of the Flag
Washington D.C., circa 1950-54
A cast bronze bas-relief, the front painted green, similar to the one incorporated into the Monument on the summit Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima Island.
11in. x 9.25in.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The War Museum

    This brass bas-relief of the flag raising had been originally intended to be a variation for use as a Monument or Memorial. (See previous lot for the plaster maquette.) A cast from the plaster maquette in brass, like this one, was used in the make up of the Marines memorial on the top of Mount Suribachi itself. The lot is sold with a period photograph of Captain Harris, Brig Gen. Franklin Hart USMC, and Gen. Brooks presenting a similar bas-relief.

Saleroom notices

  • The date should read 1945 to 1950.
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