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Witherspoon Building Figures: John McMillan, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Calder, Alexander Stirling 1870-1945  Search this
McMillan, John  Search this
Sculpture: cast stone; Base: cast stone
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Presbyterian Historical Society 425 Lombard Street Courtyard Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19147
1898-1899. Relocated 1961
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.
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.
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 John McMillan dressed in a knee-length coat over a hip-length buttoned vest, knickers, and stockings. He stands with his proper left arm behind his back, pulling back the left side of his coat. His proper right arm is bent and his hand rests in front of him at his waist. He looks forward and down slightly. His short, straight hair recedes a bit from his forehead. Constructed of five hollow, cast-stone segments joined by a 1/2-3/4 inch thick layer of mortar, the figure of John McMillan rests on a low, square-shaped, cast stone base with metal bands on two sides. A stack of five books rests on the base behind the figure.
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Dress--Historic--Eighteenth Century Dress  Search this
Occupation--Religion--Clergy  Search this
Occupation--Education--Teacher  Search this
Control number:
IAS 88320051
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums