Pass in Review by Hong Min Zou
Limited Edition Print - World Edition
Edition Size: 1000 (w/o MacArthur Seal)
Image Size: 25"w x 17 1/4"h
Framed Size: 35 3/8"w x 28 3/8"h
Hand signed and numbered by the artist, Hong Min Zou.
Includes a certificate of authenticity.
This wonderful limited edition lithograph published by Vladimir Arts depicts the Corps of Cadets as they "Pass In Review" at the West Point military academy.
The pass in review is a long standing military tradition dating back to when Baron Von Steuben arrived at Valley Forge and reported to Washington during the American Revolution in 1778.
The inaugural ceremony is centered on marching the unit past a reviewing officer, a time honored tradition of leaders looking over the unit to gauge its discipline, readiness, and fitness. Visiting officers and guest speakers are also invited to review the troops.
This also signals higher level changes of command. This change of command is for the unit to see a visible transfer of authority so that the organization knows there is a change and who their new leader is.
In comparison, parades are for the benefit of the public to see their military.
Plaques in the framed version read "Pass in Review by Hong Min Zou" and "West Point."