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(Knox County Courthouse Figures and Relief), (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Barrot, Andrea  Search this
Donatello ca. 1386-1466 (copy after)  Search this
Fabricator:
Muldoon Monument Company  Search this
Subject:
Clark, George Rogers  Search this
Medium:
Figures: marble; Reliefs: limestone
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures-Architectural component
Sculptures-Copy
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Knox County Courthouse Vincennes Indiana 47591
Date:
1874
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Indiana survey, 1993.
Image on file.
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:
Two relief panels flank the west entrance to a building. On the left is the relief "1792" which depicts a log fort, cross and a variation of the Indiana State Seal. On the right is a relief consisting of a collage of cannon, flag and eagle. Located in niches on the third story of the west side of the building are heroic figures. The figure on the left is a portrait of George Rogers Clark. He wears pioneer dress and holds his proper right arm across his chest. A tree stump stands to his proper left. The figure in the niche on the right is of a Union soldier. He wears a uniform and holds a rifle. Located on the south side of the building is the classical figure of Justice. She holds scales in her proper right hand and a sword over her proper left shoulder. The figure stands in a niche. Above the niche are reliefs of sheafs of wheat and scales of justice. Below the niche is an arch; a relief of a mustachioed male face is carved into the keystone of the arch.
Topic:
Architecture--Military--Fort  Search this
Emblem--Cross  Search this
Emblem--Seal  Search this
Object--Other--Flag  Search this
Animal--Bird--Eagle  Search this
Object--Weapon--Cannon  Search this
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Other--Pioneer  Search this
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Allegory--Quality--Justice  Search this
Object--Tool--Scale  Search this
Object--Foliage--Wheat  Search this
Figure male--Fragment--Face  Search this
Control number:
IAS IN001119
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_340126