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George Gordon Meade Equestrian, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Bush-Brown, Henry K. 1857-1935  Search this
Founder:
Bureau Brothers  Search this
Subject:
Meade, George Gordon  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: 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 Ridge Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325
Date:
1895. Dedicated June 5, 1896
Notes:
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
Gettysburg Battlefield.
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, PA0121, 1989.
Monumental News, July 1895; Jan. 1913.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania survey, 1995.
Dupre, Judith, "Monuments: America's History in Art and Memory," New York, NY: Random House, Inc., 2007, pg. 37.
Image on file.
Dupre, Judith, "Monuments: America's History in Art and Memory," New York, NY: Random House, Inc., 2007, pg. 37.
H K Bush-Brown 1895 / Bureau Bros. (On bronze plaque, front of base: Pennsylvania state seal) (On bronze plaque, right side of base: description of Meade's military history) (On bronze plaque, left side of base:) MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE GORDON MEADE/UNITED STATES ARMY/COMMANDER OF THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC/BORN DECEMBER 31 1815 DIED NOVEMBER 6 1872 signed Founder's mark appears.
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Summary:
An equestrian portrait of General Meade looking out over the battlefield where the Union army under his direction won one of its greatest battles. He holds a pair of binoculars in his proper right hand and his hat in his proper left hand. A sword hangs from the left side of his saddle.
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Binoculars  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77001081
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_11897