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Maj. General Winfield S. Hancock Equestrian, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Elwell, Frank Edwin 1858-1922  Search this
Founder:
Bureau Brothers  Search this
Fabricator:
Smith Granite Company  Search this
Subject:
Hancock, Winfield Scott  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: red Westerly granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Administered by Gettysburg National Military Park 97 Taneytown Road Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325
Located Gettysburg National Military Park Cemetery Hill Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325
Date:
Dedicated June 5, 1896
Notes:
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
Gettysburg Battlefield.
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, PA5163, 1989.
Monumental News, Oct. and Dec. 1894; Sept. 1895.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania survey, 1995.
Image on file.
Monumental News, Oct. 1894, pg. 489.
(On back left side of bronze base of sculpture:) BUREAU BROS/BRONZE FOUNDERS/PHILA PA (On bronze base of sculpture, proper right side:) HANCOCK (On bronze base of sculpture, proper left side: information on the artist) (On bronze plaque, left side of base:) BORN-FEBRUARY-14-1824 DIED-FEBRUARY-9-1886/MAJOR-GENERAL/WINFIELD-SCOTT-HANCOCK/UNITED-STATES-ARMY (On bronze plaque, right side of base: text describing Hancock's life) (On bronze seal on front of base:) VIRTUE LIBERTY AND INDEPENDENCE Founder's mark appears.
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Summary:
An equestrian portrait of General Winfield Scott Hancock with his proper left hand holding the horse's reins and his proper right hand extended at his side. The sculpture rests atop a rectangular base adorned with rectangular inscription plaques.
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77001080
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_11896