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Ancients - Moderns


Original ink drawing dated and signed L.E.F(isher); rough sketch for planned mural on the subject of the history of map making; ancient scientists (Ptolemy is labeled) on left, with tools and buildings, group of American soldiers on right, reviewing designs and using equipment. Detailed explanation by artist, with partial sketch, on verso: "Rough conceptual sketch of a mural that I was to paint in the HQ Co. dayroom of the 30th Engineer Topographic Bn. on Gunston Rd., Ft. Belvoir, The assignment was never pursued beyond this sketch - a few days following this sketch in Oct. 1943 the Battalion was alerted to go overseas. We did. Leaving Hampton Roads, Norfolk, VA on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 1943. The theme of the mural was a history of mapmaking." Gift of the artist
Fisher served overseas during World War Two as a map specialist with the U.S. Army's 30th Topographic Engineers.

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Fisher, Leonard Everett, "Ancients - Moderns" (1943). Prints, Drawings and Watercolors from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library.