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Sculptor:
Taft, Lorado Zadoc 1860-1936  Search this
Architect:
Shaw, Howard Van Doren 1869-1926  Search this
Fabricator:
Joseph Early Studio  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: hollow-cast concrete reinforced with steel bars, Potomac River gravel; Base and reflecting pool: concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Fountain
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Coadministered by Chicago Park District Preservation Planning Division 425 East McFetridge Drive Chicago Illinois 60605
Coadministered by Art Institute of Chicago 111 South Michigan Avenue Chicago Illinois 60603-6110
Located Washington Park Facing the Midway Plaisance west of Cottage Grove Avenue Chicago Illinois
Date:
Commissioned 1913. Dedicated Nov. 15, 1922
Notes:
Public Monument Conservation Project, 1986.
Bach, Ira J., and Mary Lackritz Gray, "A Guide to Chicago's Public Sculpture," Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983, pg. 252-254.
Riedy, James L. "Chicago Sculpture," Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1981, pg. 48-50.
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, IL0073, 1989.
Monumental News, March 1913; April 1914; March 1918.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Illinois, Chicago survey, 1992.
SOS Conservation Treatment Award, 1999.
SOS Conservation Notification Report, 2003.
Image on file.
Bach, Ira J., and Mary Lackritz Gray, "A Guide to Chicago's Public Sculpture," Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983, pg. 253.
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.
Summary:
The lone sentinel of Time stands across a pool of water from an enormous wave of humanity peopled with 100 figures including a central soldier on horseback surrounded by soldiers with banners, by refugees, camp-followers, lovers, youths, the aged, and even the sculptor and his assistants. The themes they represent include birth, the struggle for existence, love, family life, religion, poetry, and war.
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Allegory--Civic--War  Search this
Allegory--Civic--Military  Search this
Allegory--Time  Search this
Allegory--Life--Birth  Search this
Allegory--Life--Old Age  Search this
Allegory--Religion  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Poetry  Search this
Control number:
IAS IL000012
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_13939