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Witherspoon Building Figures: Marcus Whitman, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Calder, Alexander Stirling 1870-1945  Search this
Subject:
Whitman, Marcus  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.
(Sculpture, along rim of wagon wheel:) PER.ARDVA.SRVGO 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.
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 Marcus Whitman dressed in an open, knee-length, fur-trimmed coat, buttoned vest, knickers, stockings, scarf, and a coon-skin hat. He stands next to a sixteen-spoke wagon wheel. His proper left leg is forward and his proper left hand rests on the rim of the wagon wheel. He has a full beard and moustache and he looks off to his proper right. Constructed of four or five hollow, cast-stone segments joined by a 1/2-3/4 inch thick layer of mortar, the figure of Marcus Whitman rests on a low, cast stone base.
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Medicine--Doctor  Search this
Occupation--Other--Pioneer  Search this
Occupation--Religion--Missionary  Search this
Control number:
IAS 88320054
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_307249