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Washington Monument Commemorative Stone: Cliosophic Society, Nassau Hall, New Jersey, (sculpture)

view Washington Monument Commemorative Stone: Cliosophic Society, Nassau Hall, New Jersey, (sculpture) digital asset number 1
Sculptor:
Unknown
Subject:
Washington, George
Medium:
Marble and bluestone
Type:
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Located National Mall Adjacent to 14th Street, between Constitution Avenue, N.W. & Independence Avenue, S.W Washington District of Columbia
Date:
1853. Installed 1889
Notes:
Jacob, Judith M., "The Washington Monument: A Technical History and Catalog of the Commemorative Stones," Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 2005, pg. 198.
Summary:
The stone is carved in relief with a marble oval emblem depicting a bust of George Washington resting atop a tall obelisk, with a nearby angel floating on a cloud and gesturing toward the bust with her right hand. In the sky above the angel there is a large star with rays of light emanating from behind it. Below the angel there are two male figures in classical attire, shaking hands over a low pedestal that is incised with INSTITUTED/A.D. 1765 on the lower front. Flanking the emblem is an inscription carved in relief. The oval marble relief is installed in a rectangular frame of bluestone with a lime mortar adhesive.
Topic:
Emblem
Portrait male--Bust
Occupation--Political--President
Figure group--Male
Religion--Angel
Control number:
IAS 78230171
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_373641

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