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The Pennsylvania State Memorial: David B. Birney, (sculpture)

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Lawrie, Lee Oskar 1877-1963  Search this
Cottrell, W. Liance  Search this
Harrison Granite Company  Search this
Van Amringe Granite Company  Search this
Gorham Manufacturing Company  Search this
Birney, David Bell  Search this
Statue: bronze; Memorial: granite
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
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 Hancock, Pleasanton & Humphrey Avenues Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325
Memorial begun summer 1909. Memorial dedicated Sept. 27, 1910. Military statues installed April 1913. Memorial rededicated July 4, 1913
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
Gettysburg Battlefield.
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, PA5115, 1989.
Monumental News, Jan. and Aug. 1913.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania survey, 1995.
Harm, Greg, 2011.
Monumental News, Aug. 1913, pg. 552-553, cover.
(On memorial: ninety bronze tablets listing the names of every Pennsylvanian who fought at Gettysburg)
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
This standing portrait of Major General David B. Birney is one of eight bronze sculptures installed in the niches that flank the four archways of the massive granite Pennsylvania State Memorial. The memorial is topped by a dome adorned with a bronze female figure representing the Goddess of Victory and Peace. Above each archway are granite monoliths containing battle scenes honoring the four branches of the service. And in the spandrels flanking each archway are classical maidens, each holding either a trumpet or a wreath of victory.
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Major General  Search this
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77001095
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums