Peter David Edstrom (1873–1938) studied at the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts, in Stockholm, then at the Florence Academy of Art. After his stay in Italy, he spent time in Paris, where he was in Gertrude Stein’s circle, then moved to the United States in 1915. During his career, he had exhibitions in Paris, London, Berlin, and Amsterdam.
It is a cenotaph formed of an oblong grey-granite column placed on a circular base, also made of granite. Inscriptions are engraved on it and a bas-relief is affixed to the façade, inlaid into the upper part of the column. Below the bas-relief, a sheaf of maple and oak leaves with two protruding crossed bayonets cover the top of a stele-shaped stone.
The scene in the bas-relief portrays marching, bayonets brandished, past a cemetery. On the left side, a Renommée holds laurel crowns. The artist’s intervention is limited to the creation of the bas-relief, as the granite monument was designed by the architect Lucien Keroack.