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Design for a Monument to the Memory of General Sir Isaac Brock, (painting)

Artist:
Howard, J. G.
Subject:
Brock, Isaac, Sir
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 189
This design was made in 1840, immediately after the demolition of the old Monument; the lower pedestal is surrounded by a Grecian Doric portico of sturdy dimensions, supporting a stone terrace eighty feet from the ground (surrounded by a balustrade, from which a fine view would be obtained of the surrounding country), upon which is erected the solid piers that support the catenarian arch which supports the obelisk, and is concealed by the upper blocking and archivault. The Equestrian figure of Sir Isaac Brock is in the act of pointing out the enemy to his gallant 43rd. In the angles of each of the upper pedestals is a soldier in the attitude of a mourner with reversed arms. The estimated cost of erecting would be from ten to fifteen thousand pounds. J.G. Howard, Architect. [Pp. 12-13.]
Toronto Society of Arts: First Exhibition, 1847. Open from nine o'clock in the morning until dusk. Admittance for each Person, one Shilling and Threepence; Season Tickets, during the exhibition, Three Shillings and Ninepence; Children under Twelve Years of Age, Half Price. Catalogues Sevenpence Halfpenny each. Vivat Regina.
Artist professional affiliation: Toronto Society of Arts.
Topic:
Architecture--Design
Architecture--Monument
Portrait male
Equestrian
Occupation--Military--General
Control number:
AECI 02920187
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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