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Fred Carasso (Italian, 1899-1969)
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Fred Carasso (Italian, 1899-1969)

Design for De Boeg

Details
Fred Carasso (Italian, 1899-1969)
Design for De Boeg
painted wood partly covered with metal tape
230 cm. high.
Executed circa 1956, this piece is unique.
Provenance
Acquired from the city of Rotterdam by the previous owner
Galerie Delta, Rotterdam.
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Lot Essay

The present lot is the preliminary design for the National Merchant Navy monument De Boeg on the Leuvenhaven in Rotterdam. De Boeg is 45 meters high.
It was erected in memory of more then 3500 civilians on board who died during the shipwreck of almost 500 merchant navy boats in WWII.
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