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Sculptor:
Taft, Lorado Zadoc 1860-1936  Search this
Subject:
Lafayette, Marquis de  Search this
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
Fountain: metal, painted; Basin: limestone
Culture:
French  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Fountain
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Tippecanoe County Commissioners 20 North Third Street Lafayette Indiana 47901
Located Tippicanoe County Courthouse Courthouse Square, northeast corner Lafayette Indiana
Date:
Dedicated 1887
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Indiana survey, 1993.
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985.
Tippecanoe County Historical Association, 1977.
Image on file.
(On eight panels on pedestal, raised letters:) (panel 1:) In HONOR OF GENERAL/MARIE JEAN/PAUL ROCH YVES/GILBERT MOTIER/DE LAFAYETTE/BORN IN/AUVERGNE/FRANCE/1757/FOUGHT WITH/WASHINGTON/FOR AMERICAN/INDEPENDENCE/1776 TO 1782/DIED 1834 (panel 2:) ARTESIAN/WELL/CONSTRUCTED BY/TIPPECANOE/COUNTY/COMMENCED/APRIL 22, 1857/COMPLETED/FEBRUARY 18, 1858/DEPTH 230 FEET. (panel 3:) IN MEMORY OF/JOHN/PURDUE/WHOSE/MUNIFICENCE/GAVE/NAME TO/PURDUE/UNIVERSITY/BORN 1801/DIED 1876. (panel 4:) IN HONOR OF/THE/EARLY/PIONEERS/OF THE/COUNTY/AND/CITY. (panel 5:) TIPPECANOE/COUNTY/COURTHOUSES/FIRST/ERECTED 1829/SECOND/ERECTED/1845./THIRD/ERECTED 1881. (panel 6:) IN MEMORY OF/THE/GALLANT/SOLDIERS/OF/TIPPECANOE/COUNTY/WHO FOUGHT/FOR THE UNION. (panel 7:) IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM/DIGBY/FOUNDER OF THE/CITY OF/LAFAYETTE/MAY 27, 1825./BORN 1802/DIED 1864. (panel 8:) ERECTED BY/THE/CITY OF/LAFAYETTE/1887.
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Summary:
An octagonal artesian well monument with a statue of Marquis de Lafayette standing on a tiered pedestal in the center. The Marquis holds a sword to his heart with his proper right hand. He is dressed in 18th century attire. He wears an open coat and a buttoned vest. A cloak is draped over his extended proper left arm and shoulder. The tiered base is decorated with oval reliefs, including a male's bust portrait and a landscape.
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Occupation--Other--Aristocrat  Search this
Occupation--Political--Statesman  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75004721
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_8649