This image is part of the series The Hartley Elegies. It is said to be inspired by the work of American modernist painter Marsden Hartley, depicting layers of images of flags, medals, and various military insignia to create a 'portrait' of the Prussian lieutenant Karl von Freyburg, translating the elements of Hartley's painting into his own signature style. This piece is signed, numbered, titled, and dated in pencil by Robert Indiana.