Felix de Weldon, (American, 1907-2003)
Memoralilia relating to the 1954 Marine Corps Memorial, Arlington
Washington D.C., circa 1950-54
A collection of 13 items relating to the design and construction of the 1954 Marine Corps Memorial comprising:
Three pencil and charcoal sketches of preliminary designs for the design the Memorial and its base, signed FdW, one with a base in the shape of island of Iwo Jima, the others on a domed base, all substantially higher than the pedestal that it rests on today. various sizes 18in. x 24in. and smaller . Framed and glazed.
A period photograph of a model setting with the memorial in the center and landscaping around. 11in. x 14in. Framed and glazed.
A plaster model of the Arlington Memorial with a wire for a flag pole and a period flag, possibly a plaster maquette similar to the one used in the photograph above. length 8 in, height (to the flag) 11in.
8 US Marine Corps press photos showing the men and de Weldon working on the'Iwo Statue', one duplicated, de Weldon posed in various parts of the plaster memorial, the final one on an easel at lower right, showing the photograph above and 2 other plans of the Memorial. (13)
- The date of this lot is 1946 to 1954, not 1950 to 1954.