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The Marines - Korea
  • Gustav Rehberger
    1910–1995
    born: Riedlingsdorf, Austria ; died: New York, New York, United States
  • The Marines - Korea, 1951
  • published in Coronet magazine, September 1951
  • Where object was made: United States
  • oil on wove paper mounted on illustration board
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 35.5 x 40.6 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 x 16 in
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0694
Description
Label Text

Six figures (identified as Marines) in a landscape (identified as Korea). There is a soldier in the lower left corner a green helmet and green coat. He is in profile, facing right. There is a standing soldier in the center wearing a green coat and green hat. There is a soldier with his back turned to the viewer to his left. Behind him are three soldiers. The soldier to the left wears a hat and coat and looks down. The soldier to the right wears a hat and green clothing and holds a rifle pointing right. He looks right. The soldier at the top holds a gun with both hands, wears green and looks left. The background is red and black on the right and yellow and black on the right, suggestive of fire, flames and smoke.