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George Washington Equestrian, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Crawford, Thomas 1813?-1857  Search this
Rogers, Randolph 1825-1892  Search this
Founder:
Royal Foundry  Search this
Subject:
Washington, George  Search this
Marshall, John  Search this
Nelson, Thomas  Search this
Jefferson, Thomas  Search this
Lewis, Andrew  Search this
Henry, Patrick  Search this
Mason, George  Search this
Medium:
Equestrian Washington: bronze; Six standing male figures: bronze; Six seated allegorical figures: bronze; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Commonwealth of Virginia Division of Engineering and Buildings 203 Governor Street Richmond Virginia 23219
Located Virginia State Capitol Capitol Square Richmond Virginia
Date:
Cornerstone laid Feb. 22, 1850. Dedicated Feb. 22, 1858. Last figure installed 1869
Notes:
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Landmarks Commission, 1974.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Virginia survey, 1995.
Inventory staff, 2001.
"Antoine Mercie, Sculptor of the Lee Monument: The French Academic Tradition in American Public Sculpture," University of Richmond, Marsh Gallery, 1990 (exhibition brochure), pg. 21.
Summary:
The monument consists of a bronze equestrian portrait of George Washington atop an elaborate granite base adorned on the sides with standing bronze figures of six prominent Birginins --Patrick Henry, Andrew Lewis, John Marshall, Thomas Nelson, Thomas Jefferson, and George Mason. Seated just below the male figures are six bronze allegorical female figures representing Revolution, Colonial Times, Justice, Finance, Independence, and the Bill of Rights. The monument is installed in the center of a traffic circle that is surrounded by a wrought iron fence.
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Occupation--Political--Statesman  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Occupation--Law--Chief Justice  Search this
Allegory--Quality--Justice  Search this
Allegory--Other--Trade  Search this
Allegory--Civic--Law  Search this
Allegory--Civic--Rebellion  Search this
Allegory--Civic--Liberty  Search this
History--United States--Colonization  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75008393
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_14733