Rare 1945 Alabaster Cast Stone Statue of Iwo Jima Flag Raising (X-Collection Felix De Weldon)
Lot 167
Felix de Weldon, (American, 1907-2003)
An Alabaster model of the Flag Raising on Iwo Jima
circa 1945
Sold for US$ 1,625 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Felix de Weldon, (American, 1907-2003)
An Alabaster model of the Flag Raising on Iwo Jima
circa 1945
An alabaster cast-stone model of 'The Flag Raising on Iwo Jima', unsigned, but the form and fashion of the figures identical with the de Weldon Monument. base, 8.5in x 3.5in., height 7.25in. Traces of old adhesive to the base, where formerly mounted, possibly onto wood. Some old discoloration.

Footnotes

  • Exhibited:
    The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, New York, 1995-2007

    Provenance:
    - Felix de Weldon
    - The War Museum

    A rare model in alabaster cast-stone, from the artists collection, probably executed by de Weldon as a trial for the composition of the monument. The alabaster composite is however a bad material to use, in that in an outside situation, it stains easily and flakes with frost damage.
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