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General Ulysses S. Grant Memorial, (sculpture)

Artillery Group, (sculpture)Cavalry Group, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Shrady, Henry Merwin 1871-1922
Amateis, Edmond 1897-1981
Fry, Sherry Edmundson 1879-1966
Architect:
Casey, Edward Pearce 1864-1940
Founder:
Roman Bronze Works
Fabricator:
Vermont Marble Company
Subject:
Grant, Ulysses S
Medium:
Equestrian statue: bronze; Base: marble; Base reliefs: bronze; Lions: bronze; Platform sculpture groups: bronze; Platform: Tennessee marble
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Located Union Square East end of National Mall, 1st Street between Pennsylvania Avenue & Maryland Avenue Washington District of Columbia
Date:
1912-1920. Dedicated April 27, 1922
Topic:
Animal--Lion
Portrait male--Full length
Occupation--Military--General
Occupation--Political--President
Equestrian
Figure group
Animal--Horse--Cincinnatus
Object--Weapon--Cannon
Occupation--Military--Soldier
Control number:
IAS 77003157
Notes:
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
Goode, James M., "The Outdoor Sculpture of Washington, D.C.: A Comprehensive Historical Guide," Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1974, pg. 243-248
Save Outdoor Sculpture, District of Columbia survey, 1994
Michael Richman, SAAM curatorial assistant, 1967-1969
Summary:
The memorial consists of a long marble platform with an equestrian statue of General Grant; four sculptures of lions, one at each corner of the equestrian statue; and two groups of military figures, one at each end of the marble platform. In the center of the marble platform is the figure of Grant, dressed in his military uniform and slouch hat, seated astride his charger, Cincinnatus. On each side of the base is a large bas-relief panel depicting soldiers in action. On one side, an officer raises his sword and commands his marching soldiers. On the other side, soldiers carrying flags and rifles march in profile
To the north of the Grant equestrian statue is the Cavalry Group which depicts seven horsemen of the Cavalry Regiment's color squad making a charge. The commanding officer is at the front with his sword raised giving the order to charge. To the south of the Grant equestrian statue is the Artillery Group which depicts three horses pulling a caisson carrying a cannon and three soldiers
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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