Communications, an original design for The Functions of Combat, for the Ardennes American War Memorial, circa 1942
Framed (ref: 652)
Charcoal and watercolour,
each 4 x 4 in. (10.2 x 10.2 cm.)
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Literature: Patricia Janis Border , Dean Cornwell, Collectors Press, Inc., Portland, OR, 2000, p. 142.
This is one of the original designs for Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial, situated near the southeast edge of the village of Neupré, twelve miles south-west of Liège, Belgium.
Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial, Belgium
Cornwell, an illustrator and muralist who lived and worked in New York City, was commissioned to produce designs for twenty-four white marble panels depicting functions of combat and service of supply, from data prepared by the American Battle Monuments Commission. The panels were fabricated by the Pandolfini firm of Piestrasanta in Italy and were painted in black, on white Carrara marble, the background of each picture being cut back and gilded, indicated by the yellow background of Cornwall’s drawings.
Link to the Ardennes Memorial;
Cornwell panels situated below and next to the maps