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Witherspoon Building Figures: John Witherspoon, (sculpture)

John Witherspoon, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Calder, Alexander Stirling 1870-1945
Subject:
Witherspoon, John
Medium:
Sculpture: cast stone; Base: cast stone
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Presbyterian Historical Society 425 Lombard Street Courtyard Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19147
Date:
1898-1899. Relocated 1961
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length
Dress--Ecclesiastical
Occupation--Religion--Clergy
Occupation--Education--Student
Occupation--Political--Statesman
Control number:
IAS 88320050
Notes:
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
Fairmount Park Art Assoc., "Sculpture of a City: Philadelphia's Treasures in Bronze & Stone," NY: Walker Publ., 1974, pg. 209
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia survey, 1993
Summary:
One of six figures of prominent Presbyterians which are installed in two groups of three along the wall of the building's courtyard. Portrait of John Witherspoon dressed in a long preacher's robe with big sleeves and a tie at the neck. He stands with his arms folded across his waist and in his proper left hand he holds a partially unrolled scroll. His proper right hand rests on top on his left. His head faces forward and he look down slightly. His long hair curls about his shoulders and he has a pensive expression. Constructed of four hollow, cast-stone segments joined by a 1/2-3/4 inch thick layer of mortar, the figure of John Witherspoon rests on a low, octagonal-shaped, cast stone base
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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Witherspoon Building Figures: Francis Makemie, (sculpture)

Francis Makemie, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Calder, Alexander Stirling 1870-1945
Subject:
Makemie, Francis
Medium:
Sculpture: cast stone; Base: cast stone
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Presbyterian Historical Society 425 Lombard Street Courtyard Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19147
Date:
1898-1899. Relocated 1961
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length
Dress--Ecclesiastical
Occupation--Religion--Clergy
Control number:
IAS 76007256
Notes:
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
Fairmount Park Art Assoc., "Sculpture of a City: Philadelphia's Treasures in Bronze & Stone," NY: Walker Publ., 1974, pg. 209
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia survey, 1993
Summary:
One of six figures of prominent Presbyterians which are installed in two groups of three along the wall of the building's courtyard. Portrait of Francis Makemie dressed in a long preacher's robe with big sleeves and a tie at the neck. He stands with his proper left hand raised up in front of him, his palm open. His proper right arm hangs down at his side and he holds a book in his proper right hand. He faces forward and his mouth is open as if speaking. His hair is brushed back from his forehead and tight curls are visible on the sides of his head. Constructed of five hollow, cast-stone segments joined by a 1/2-3/4 inch thick layer of mortar, the figure of Francis Makemie rests on a low, octagonal-shaped, cast stone base
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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Witherspoon Building Figures: Marcus Whitman, (sculpture)

Marcus Whitman, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Calder, Alexander Stirling 1870-1945
Subject:
Whitman, Marcus
Medium:
Sculpture: cast stone; Base: cast stone
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Presbyterian Historical Society 425 Lombard Street Courtyard Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19147
Date:
1898-1899. Relocated 1961
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length
Occupation--Medicine--Doctor
Occupation--Other--Pioneer
Occupation--Religion--Missionary
Control number:
IAS 88320054
Notes:
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware 1985
Fairmount Park Art Assoc., "Sculpture of a City: Philadelphia's Treasures in Bronze & Stone," NY: Walker Publ., 1974, pg. 209
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia survey, 1993
Summary:
One of six figures of prominent Presbyterians which are installed in two groups of three along the wall of the building's courtyard. Portrait of Marcus Whitman dressed in an open, knee-length, fur-trimmed coat, buttoned vest, knickers, stockings, scarf, and a coon-skin hat. He stands next to a sixteen-spoke wagon wheel. His proper left leg is forward and his proper left hand rests on the rim of the wagon wheel. He has a full beard and moustache and he looks off to his proper right. Constructed of four or five hollow, cast-stone segments joined by a 1/2-3/4 inch thick layer of mortar, the figure of Marcus Whitman rests on a low, cast stone base
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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Witherspoon Building Figures: John McMillan, (sculpture)

John McMillan, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Calder, Alexander Stirling 1870-1945
Subject:
McMillan, John
Medium:
Sculpture: cast stone; Base: cast stone
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Presbyterian Historical Society 425 Lombard Street Courtyard Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19147
Date:
1898-1899. Relocated 1961
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length
Dress--Historic--Eighteenth Century Dress
Occupation--Religion--Clergy
Occupation--Education--Teacher
Control number:
IAS 88320051
Notes:
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
Fairmount Park Art Assoc., "Sculpture of a City: Philadelphia's Treasures in Bronze & Stone," NY: Walker Publ., 1974, pg. 209
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia survey, 1993
Summary:
One of six figures of prominent Presbyterians which are installed in two groups of three along the wall of the building's courtyard. Portrait of John McMillan dressed in a knee-length coat over a hip-length buttoned vest, knickers, and stockings. He stands with his proper left arm behind his back, pulling back the left side of his coat. His proper right arm is bent and his hand rests in front of him at his waist. He looks forward and down slightly. His short, straight hair recedes a bit from his forehead. Constructed of five hollow, cast-stone segments joined by a 1/2-3/4 inch thick layer of mortar, the figure of John McMillan rests on a low, square-shaped, cast stone base with metal bands on two sides. A stack of five books rests on the base behind the figure
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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Witherspoon Building Figures: Samuel Davies, (sculpture)

Samuel Davies, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Calder, Alexander Stirling 1870-1945
Subject:
Davies, Samuel
Medium:
Sculpture: cast stone; Base: cast stone
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Presbyterian Historical Society 425 Lombard Street Courtyard Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19147
Date:
1898-1899. Relocated 1961
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length
Dress--Historic--Eighteenth Century Dress
Occupation--Education--Teacher
Occupation--Education--Orator
Occupation--Religion
Control number:
IAS 88320052
Notes:
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
Fairmount Park Art Assoc., "Sculpture of a City: Philadelphia's Treasures in Bronze & Stone," NY: Walker Publ., 1974, pg. 209
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia survey, 1993
Summary:
One of six figures of prominent Presbyterians which are installed in two groups of three along the wall of the building's courtyard. Portrait of Samuel Davies dressed in a knee-length cape over a knee-length, buttoned coat with a tie at the neck. He has a large, wide-brimmed hat on his head which shields he face slightly. His arms are bent across his middle and are covered by the cape. His hands grasp the outside edge of the cape and pull it in front of him at his waist. His proper left hand rests on top on his right. His head faces forward and he look down slightly. He has short hair and a full beard. Constructed of four hollow, cast-stone segments joined by a 1/2-3/4 inch thick layer of mortar, the figure of Samuel Davies rests on a low, square-shaped, cast stone base
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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Witherspoon Building Figures: James Caldwell, (sculpture)

James Caldwell, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Calder, Alexander Stirling 1870-1945
Subject:
Caldwell, James
Medium:
Sculpture: cast stone; Base: cast stone
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Presbyterian Historical Society 425 Lombard Street Courtyard Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19147
Date:
1898-1899. Relocated 1961
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length
Dress--Historic--Eighteenth Century Dress
Occupation--Religion--Clergy
Control number:
IAS 88320053
Notes:
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware 1985
Fairmount Park Art Assoc., "Sculpture of a City: Philadelphia's Treasures in Bronze & Stone," NY: Walker Publ., 1974, pg. 209
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia survey, 1993
Summary:
One of six figures of prominent Presbyterians which are installed in two groups of three along the wall of the building's courtyard. Portrait of James Caldwell dressed in a full-length cape and a three-cornered hat. He stands with proper right leg slightly forward. His proper left arm is covered by his cape and is bent up to his chest. With his proper left hand he holds a book and grasps the edge of his cape, pulling the front portion of the cape up to his chest. His proper right hand rests on the handle of a sword visible beneath the proper right edge of his cape. His proper right arm is partially covered by his cape and as he reaches out he reveals his proper left leg and the sword. He faces forward and stares out into the distance. Constructed of four hollow, cast-stone segments joined by a 1/2-3/4 inch thick layer of mortar, the figure of James Caldwell rests on a low, square-shaped, cast stone base
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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Witherspoon Building Figures, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Calder, Alexander Stirling 1870-1945
Medium:
Sculptures: cast stone
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Witherspoon Building Broad & Juniper streets Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Date:
1898-1899. Installed ca. 1899
Topic:
Portrait male
Control number:
IAS 76005637
Notes:
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
Fairmount Park Art Assoc., "Sculpture of a City: Philadelphia's Treasures in Bronze & Stone," NY: Walker Publ., 1974, pg. 209
Summary:
Six figures of prominent American Presbyterians
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
Visitor Tag(s):

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