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Witherspoon Building Figures: Francis Makemie, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Calder, Alexander Stirling 1870-1945  Search this
Subject:
Makemie, Francis  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: cast stone; Base: cast stone
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Presbyterian Historical Society 425 Lombard Street Courtyard Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19147
Date:
1898-1899. Relocated 1961
Notes:
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985.
Fairmount Park Art Assoc., "Sculpture of a City: Philadelphia's Treasures in Bronze & Stone," NY: Walker Publ., 1974, pg. 209.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia survey, 1993.
Image on file.
Fairmount Park Art Assoc., "Sculpture of a City: Philadelphia's Treasures in Bronze & Stone," NY: Walker Publ., 1974, pg. 209.
unsigned
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Sixty Seventh Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1898.
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:
One of six figures of prominent Presbyterians which are installed in two groups of three along the wall of the building's courtyard. Portrait of Francis Makemie dressed in a long preacher's robe with big sleeves and a tie at the neck. He stands with his proper left hand raised up in front of him, his palm open. His proper right arm hangs down at his side and he holds a book in his proper right hand. He faces forward and his mouth is open as if speaking. His hair is brushed back from his forehead and tight curls are visible on the sides of his head. Constructed of five hollow, cast-stone segments joined by a 1/2-3/4 inch thick layer of mortar, the figure of Francis Makemie rests on a low, octagonal-shaped, cast stone base.
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Dress--Ecclesiastical  Search this
Occupation--Religion--Clergy  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76007256
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_18058