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Kit Carson, (sculpture)

Christopher Carson, (sculpture)Kit Carson Memorial, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Lukeman, Augustus 1871-1935
Roth, Frederick George Richard 1872-1944
Founder:
Jno. Williams, Inc.
Fabricator:
Milford Granite Company
Contractor:
Pople Brothers
Subject:
Carson, Kit
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze, with patina; Base: Milford granite or Deer Island granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Trinidad Parks and Recreation 135 North Animas Trinidad Colorado 81082
Located Kit Carson Park Bounded by Kansas, Rosita, Topeka, & San Pedro Streets Trinidad Colorado
Date:
Commissioned Feb. 14, 1911. 1912. Dedicated June 1, 1913
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length
Equestrian
Occupation--Other--Explorer
Control number:
IAS CO000593
Notes:
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, CO7011, 1989
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Colorado survey, 1994
Monumental News, June 1913, pg. 414
Summary:
Bronze equestrian portrait of hunter and scout Kit Carson, seen wearing frontiersman garb, including a wide-brimmed hat and buckskin coat. His proper right hand is outstretched, and his proper left arm cradles a rifle and holds the reins. The horse appears in mid-strut, with its proper right front leg raised. The sculpture is mounted upon a multitiered, polished granite base, and enclosed by a picket fence
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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