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William Penn, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Manger, Heinrich b. 1833
Founder:
Bureau Brothers
Subject:
Penn, William
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base and wing benches: limestone
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Pennsbury School District 134 Yardley Avenue, P. O. Box 338 Fallsington Pennsylvania 19058
Located Pennwood Middle School 1523 Makefield Road Yardley Pennsylvania 19067
Date:
1894. Dedicated June 9, 1952
Notes:
Inventory staff, 2001.
SOS Assessment Award 2000.
Summary:
A standing portrait of William Penn dressed in Quaker attire with an overcoat, knee breeches, square-toed shoes, and a hat. His proper left hand rests at his waist; his proper right hand rests on a scroll top a tree stump; a log rests at his feet. At one time there may have been a bronze axe inserted in the log, but it is now missing. An inscription plaque was once attached to each of the four sides of the bronze base, but all of the plaques are now missing. Through photographs, it has been determined that the text of the front plaque read: ELM TREATY WITH NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS NOV. 1682. The sculpture is installed atop a limestone base that is flanked by limestone benches.
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length
Occupation--Other--Colonizer
Occupation--Political--Statesman
Control number:
IAS 71500515
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_351927

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