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Donald De Lue, Airborne, 1948(226 views)
Bronze with Pompeiian Green patina. Number 3 of an edition of 12. Signed and inscribed on back of sculpted support: ' De LUE / sc 1948 / © 1986 / 3/12 Tx'. Cast at the Tallix Foundry, Beacon NY. Mounted on Vermont Verde marble base measuring 1 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. In fine condition.
'This is one of the earliest of De Lue's aspirational male figures freed from gravity's grasp. The design was a proposal for a monument to the 101st Airborne Division in World War II. The base has beautiful sketch studies for four relief panels: Justice; Honor -- Integrity; Protector of the Family; and Freedom' from D. Roger Howlett 'Donald De Lue; Gods, Prophets, and Heroes,' 1990, pg. 65.
Dimensions: 29 X 5 X 6 in.
Artist or Maker: De Lue, Donald, American (1897-1988)
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