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Sculptor:
Gelert, Johannes Sophus 1852-1923  Search this
Founder:
American Bronze Company  Search this
Subject:
Andersen, Hans Christian  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Chicago Park District Preservation Planning Division 425 East McFetridge Drive Chicago Illinois 60605
Located Lincoln Park East of Stockton Drive and south of Dickens Street Chicago Illinois
Date:
1893. Dedicated Sept. 26, 1896
Notes:
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
Bach, Ira J., and Mary Lackritz Gray, "A Guide to Chicago's Public Sculpture," Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983, pg. 134-135.
Riedy, James L., "Chicago Sculpture," Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1981, pg. 202.
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, IL0097, 1989.
Monumental News, May 1895, pg. 331.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Illinois, Chicago survey, 1992.
Bryan, I. J., comp., "A History of Lincoln Park and Annual Report of the Commissioners," Chicago: The Commissioners, 1899, pg. 106.
Image on file.
Bach, Ira J., and Mary Lackritz Gray, "A Guide to Chicago's Public Sculpture," Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983, pg. 134.
J GELERT Sc 1983 (Front of base:) Hans Christian/Andersen (Back of base:) Erected by the/Danish-Americans of the United States/1896 signed
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:
The figure of Hans Christian Andersen is seated on a tree stump, the fingers of his proper left hand hold his place in the book which rests on his proper right knee. Behind the figure is a swan.
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Novelist  Search this
Recreation--Leisure--Reading  Search this
Literature--Andersen--Ugly Duckling  Search this
Animal--Bird--Swan  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75004264
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_7964