Artist Unknown: To Have and To Hold! 1944.



Artist Unknown To Have and To Hold! 1944. Using the title of a Bogart movie that premiered in 1940, an exultant GI unfurls the stars and stripes blown taught in a fresh wind. The flagpole’s angle reinforced by the strength of his outstretched arm add a dramatic sweep to the patriotic composition.  28×22 near mint, conservation backed. 

Biblioghraphy: Nelson 115, Vella 226, Zeman 73.