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Jefferson Davis Monument, (sculpture)

Jeff Davis Monument, (sculpture)
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Sculptor:
Valentine, Edward Virginius 1838-1930
Fabricator:
Albert Weiblen Marble & Granite Works
Founder:
Gorham Manufacturing Company
Subject:
Davis, Jefferson
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of New Orleans Department of Property Management 1300 Perdido Street, City Hall, Room 5W01 New Orleans Louisiana 70112
Date:
Dedicated Feb. 22, 1911. Removed May 11, 2017
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Louisiana, New Orleans survey, 1993.
Cocke, Edward J., "Monumental New Orleans," New Orleans: La Fayette Pub., 1968.
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, LA0010, 1989.
Monumental News, Dec. 1910, pg. 870.
Summary:
Full-length portrait of Jefferson Davis, dressed in period frock-coat. He is depicted standing, with proper right arm outstretched and proper left arm resting on a book, atop a column rising above rocks. Three books also rest on rear of base. The base includes a bas-relief design of palms and circular bronze medallion which reads: "The Confederate States of America 22 February 1862/DEO VINDICE.
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length
Occupation--Political--President
Occupation--Military--Soldier
Object--Written Matter--Book
Control number:
IAS 88350009
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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