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Tippecanoe County Courthouse, (sculpture)

Justice, (sculpture)Liberty, (sculpture)Four Seasons, (sculpture)Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, (sculpture)East and West Pediments, (sculpture)Education, Industry, Agriculture, (sculpture)North and South Pediments, (sculpture)William Henry Harrison, Marquis de Lafayette, and Tecumseh, (sculpture)
Architect:
Max, Elias
Contractor:
Alexander, James F.
Founder:
J.L. Mott Iron Works
Subject:
Lafayette, Marquis de
Washington, George
Harrison, William Henry
Clark, George Rogers
Tecumseh
Medium:
Zinc, painted
Culture:
French
Indian
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Architectural component
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Tippecanoe County Commissioners 20 North Third Street Lafayette Indiana 47901
Located Tippecanoe County Courthouse On facade Lafayette Indiana
Date:
Dedicated Oct. 1882. Justice and Four Seasons reinstalled Oct. 1991
Topic:
Figure female--Full length
Allegory--Quality--Justice
Allegory--Season--Spring
Allegory--Season--Summer
Allegory--Season--Autumn
Allegory--Season--Winter
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Education
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Industry
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Agriculture
Object--Written Matter--Book
Object--Other--Wheel
Object--Tool--Scythe
Object--Flower
Object--Other--Cornucopia
Portrait male--Full length
Occupation--Military--General
Occupation--Other--Aristocrat
Occupation--Political--Statesman
Occupation--Writer--Author
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform
Object--Weapon--Sword
Ethnic
Occupation--Political--President
Dress--Accessory--Shield
Allegory--Place--America
Portrait male
Occupation--Other--Explorer
Occupation--Other--Chief
Dress--Accessory--Jewelry
Object--Weapon--Axe
Object--Weapon--Spear
Control number:
IAS IN000853
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Indiana survey, 1993
Summary:
Nine sculptures are mounted on the facade of the Tippecanoe County Courthouse. Atop the dome is Lady Justice dressed in a full-length garment. She holds the scales of justice in her proper left hand. Beneath each of the four clock faces is a niche containing an allegorical female figure representing one of the four seasons - spring, summer, autumn, and winter
The east and west pediments feature three seated, allegorical female figures representing, from left to right, Education, Industry and Agriculture. Education holds an open book. Industry rests her proper right hand on a cogwheel. Agriculture holds a scythe in her proper right hand and a bouquet of flowers in her proper left hand. A cornucopia may be at her feet
The north and south pediments feature three seated historical figures. In the center is the Marquis de Lafayette, sometimes identified as George Washington, holding a sword across his lap. To his proper right is William Henry Harrison, sometimes identified as George Rogers Clark, dressed in a uniform with a cape draped over his proper left shoulder. His proper left hand rests on a United States shield, and he holds a sword in his proper right hand. Tecumseh is at Lafayette's proper left side. He holds a stone hatchet in his proper right hand and a spear with his proper left hand. He is bare-chested, and wears animal skin boots and an amulet around his neck
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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