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Sculpture By Donald De Lue: Victory, Freedom With Wings At Childs Gallery

Donald De Lue

American (1897-1988)

Victory, Freedom With Wings, 1948

Bronze with Renaissance Brown patina. Number 2 in an edition of 12. Signed and inscribed on back left side of base: “De Lue / sc 1948 / © 1986 / 2/12 Tx”. Cast at the Tallix Foundry, Beacon NY. Mounted on Imperial Black marble base measuring 2 x 9 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches. In fine condition.

“De Lue has imbued his Nike with American attributes. The Greek goddess of victory was not invested with attributes of either freedom or liberty, yet De Lue has his Nike breaking the manacles of slavery and wearing the cap of liberty. This design was conceived as a monument to the battle of Corregador to be erected at Manilla in the Philippines.” – from D. Roger Howlett “Donald De Lue; Gods, Prophets, and Heroes,” 1990, pg. 65.

Dimensions: 37 3/4 x 20 x 13 inches