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ARTIFACT: This is a wonderful contemporary copy (circa 1946) of Dean Cornwell's painting "The Death of Captain Waskow". The painting shows war correspondent Ernie Pyle kneeling at the grave of Captain Waskow of the United States Army 36th Infantry Division on the Italian front on January 10, 1944. Cornwell's painting was used for a print in the January, 1946 issue of "True, The Man's Magazine". This copy of the painting was done by California artist William John Steinmetz. Steinmetz lived from 1883 until 1958, and this work was probably from the last few years of his life. The last photo (above, credit:www.indiana.edu) is of the presentation to Indiana University of the original Cromwell painting.
VINTAGE: Circa 1946.
SIZE: Approximately 24" in height by 17-3/4" in width.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Paint on paper.
ITEM NOTES: This painting is presently shrink-wrapped to a piece of foam board and will be shipped unwrapped and rolled without the foam board and will shipped as is for protection. This is from a United States Army art collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MAEJX13 LABJJX11/13
CONDITION: 8 (Excellent-): The painting has been very well preserved.
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.