Rochette and Parzini
The Iwo Jima Flag Raising maquette for the 7th War Loan Drive Statue
[New York. circa April 1945]
The plaster maquette used to construct the Iwo Jima Flag Raising sculpture exhibited in Times Square for the opening of the 7th War Loan Drive on May 14th 1945, a week after VE day. The sculpture was fashioned by the famous New York firm of Rochette and Parzini in their 25th St studios, and used to scale up to the light-weight sculpture that toured the country with the three surviving flag raisers. Slight discoloration, some minor cracks and flaws, minor restoration.
46 x 18 x 33 in. (116.8 x 45.7 x 83.8 cm.), weight 200 lbs