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Snell, George,d1820-1893  Search this
Sculpture: Tuscany marble; Base: granite
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Administered by City of Worcester Parks, Recreation, and Cemetery Department 125 Green Hill Parkway Worcester Massachusetts 01605
Located Worcester Common Worcester Massachusetts
1860. Dedicated April 19, 1861
Beall, Pamela E., "Artworks in Our Parks: An Inventory of Public Memorials," Worcester, MA: City of Worcester, 1986.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Massachusetts survey, 1994.
SOS Assessment Award, 2000.
Inventory staff, 2001.
Image on file.
Beall, Pamela E., "Artworks in Our Parks: An Inventory of Public Memorials," Worcester, MA: City of Worcester, 1986, pg. 15.
(On front of sculpture:) TIMOTHY BIGELOW/Born Aug. 12, 1739 Died March 31, 1790 (On back of sculpture:) In memory of the colonel of the 15th Massachusetts Regiment of the Continental Army in the War of Independence, this monument is erected by his great-grandson, Timothy Bigelow Lawrence, Anno Domini 1861 (On left side of sculpture:) Quebec/Saratoga/Valley Forge/Monmouth/Verplanck's Point/Yorktown unsigned
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.
The memorial consists of a Gothic spire rising above a structure of four decorative gables, mounted on a square pedestal that is engraved with names of battles in which Colonel Bigelow served. Columns flank the gabled areas; rams heads and the Bigelow family crests adorn the cornice areas.
Architecture--Detail--Steeple  Search this
Architecture--Detail--Column  Search this
Homage--Bigelow, Timothy  Search this
Occupation--Military--Colonel  Search this
History--United States--Revolution  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87630002
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums