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Jacques Marquette Memorial, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Kemeys, Edward 1843-1907  Search this
MacNeil, Hermon A. 1866-1947  Search this
Bradley, Amy Aldis  Search this
Architectural firm:
Holabird & Root  Search this
Subject:
Marquette, Jacques  Search this
Joliet, Louis  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Culture:
French  Search this
Indian  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Rubloff Realtors 111 West Washington Chicago Illinois 60602
Located Marquette Building 140 South Dearborn Street Facade and Entrance lobby Chicago Illinois
Date:
1894
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Illinois, Chicago survey, 1992.
Bach, Ira J., and Mary Lackritz Gray, "A Guide to Chicago's Public Sculpture," Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983, pg. 58-59.
Riedy, James L., "Chicago Sculpture," Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1981, pg. 26-27.
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985.
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, IL5070, 1989.
Monumental News, Dec. 1894, pg. 600.
Summary:
Four bronze relief panels above the Dearborn Street doors which depict the travels of Marquette and Joliet, and the hardships of Marquette's second visit to Chicago are by Hermon Atkins MacNeil. The decorative treatment of the bronze revolving doors and the double doors including the panther heads on the push plates, is the work of Edward Kemeys. Kemeys also executed the bronze plaques over each elevator door in the lobby. These contain busts of important Indian leaders of the Mississippi Valley and leading early explorers. Two of the busts, those of Marquette and Joliet, are not by Kemeys; they are the work of Amy Aldis Bradley.
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Other--Explorer  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
History--United States--Illinois  Search this
Animal--Panther  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76006643
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_17467