This handsome portrait of a Young American GI was carved in New York by the British female sculptor Lady Alexandra Harriet Colebrooke (née Paget), whose godfather was King Edward VII. Her father was General Lord Alfred Paget.
Overall the condition of the marble is good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are some small naturally occurring inclusions, in particular to the face and sides of the head. Some are filled with dirt and thus appear a little more prominent. There are a few splashes of paint, including red paint to the base. There are some minor chips and abrasions to the edges of the base. The base is slightly tinted. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."