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First Virginia Regiment (1754), (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Legnaioli, Ferrucio  Search this
Founder:
Gorham Manufacturing Company  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Richmond Department of Public Works 900 East Broad Street Richmond Virginia 23219
Located Park & Stuart Avenues Richmond Virginia
Date:
Ca. 1925. Dedicated May 1, 1930
Notes:
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Landmarks Commission, 1974.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Virginia survey, 1995.
Image on file.
Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 2, 1930.
F. Legnaioli Sc (On lower front of sculpture:) 1754 (On plaque on front of base:) ERECTED TO THE IMPERISHABLE MEMORY/OF THE VALIANT FALLEN OF THE/FIRST REGIMENT OF VIRGINIA INFANTRY/WHO THROUGH SEVEN AMERICAN WARS/ENDURED HARDSHIPS WITH PATIENCE/MET DEFEAT WITH CONSTANT COURAGE/DID NOT VAUNT THEIR VICTORIES/AND STEADFASTLY KEPT THE FAITH/WITH GOD AND THEIR COUNTRY (Plaques on the sides and rear of the base detail the history of the First Virginia Regiment) signed
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Summary:
A figure of a soldier in the First Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian wars stands in a position of calm alertness, holding his rifle out in front of him. He represents a frontiersman soldier of 1754 wearing a buckskin coat and a coonskin cap. The sculpture is installed atop a tall square base made of granite blocks. Bronze plaques on the base describe the history and service of the Regiment through 7 wars.
Topic:
History--United States--French & Indian War  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Dress--Historic--Pioneer Dress  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75008383
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_14723