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General Winfield Scott Hancock, (sculpture)

Major General Winfield Scott Hancock, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Ellicott, Henry Jackson 1848-1901
Architect:
Pelz, Paul J.
Founder:
Gorham Manufacturing Company
Fabricator:
A. B. Millett & Company
Contractor:
Esher & McMinimum
Subject:
Hancock, Winfield Scott
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: Red Beach Maine granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Located Seventh Street & Pennsylvania Avenue Washington District of Columbia
Date:
Commissioned March 2, 1889. Dedicated May 12, 1896
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length
Equestrian
Animal--Bird--Eagle
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform
Allegory--Civic--Military
Control number:
IAS 77002498
Notes:
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, DC0036, 1989
Goode, James M., "The Outdoor Sculpture of Washington, D.C., A Comprehensive Historical Guide," Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1974, pg. 361
Monumental News, April and June, 1894; Sept. and Oct. 1895
Smithsonian Institution Research Expeditions Volunteer Project, 1991
Save Outdoor Sculpture, District of Columbia survey, 1993
Michael Richman, SAAM curatorial assistant, 1967-1969
Summary:
An equestrian portrait of General Hancock with his proper right hand on his sword and his proper left hand holding the horse's reins. The horse is caught in mid-stride with its proper left front leg raised. The sculpture rests atop a pedestal base that is adorned with a cornice, two columns, and two eagles. Below the pedestal base is a large circular base
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
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