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The Spanish War Veterans Memorial, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Kitson, Theo Alice Ruggles 1871-1932  Search this
Founder:
Gorham Manufacturing Company  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Baltimore Recreation and Parks 2600 Madison Avenue Baltimore Maryland 21217
Located North Lakewood & East Fayette Streets Baltimore Maryland
Date:
Copyrighted 1921. Dedicated June 11, 1943
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Maryland, Baltimore survey, 1993.
The Sun (Baltimore, MD), June 30, 1947.
Image on file.
(On heel of right boot:) GORHAM CO. FOUNDERS (On left boot:) THEO A. R. KITSON/SC (On base:) DEDICATED/TO THE/UNITED/SPANISH WAR VETERANS/1898-1902 (On plaque on lower base:) ERECTED 1943/PRESENTED BY THE STATE OF MARYLAND/WILLIAM M. MILLER/DEPT. COMDR. signed Founder's mark appears.
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:
A soldier from the Spanish-American war stands with his weight on his proper right foot, his left foot placed slightly forward. He is dressed in uniform, including a munitions belt, knee-high laced boots, and a wide-brimmed hat. He holds a rifle across the front of his body. The sculpture is mounted on a rectangular base, with a finished edge framing the rough granite into which a Greek cross has been cut. A low fence surrounds the sculpture.
Topic:
History--United States--Spanish American War  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Control number:
IAS MD000401
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_334541