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Law, Prosperity and Power, (sculpture)

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French, Daniel Chester 1850-1931  Search this
Cret, Paul Philippe 1876-1945  Search this
McArthur, John Jr. 1823-1890  Search this
Mullett, Alfred B. 1834-1890  Search this
Sculpture: marble; Base: concrete
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Administered by City of Philadelphia Fairmount Park Commission Memorial Hall, West Park, P. O. Box 21601 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19131
Located Fairmount Park South George's Hill Drive, North of Mann Music Center Philadelphia Pennsylvania
1880. Dedicated 1884. Relocated 1938
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
City of Philadelphia, 1973.
Fairmount Park Art Assoc., "Sculpture of a City: Philadelphia's Treasures in Bronze & Stone," NY: Walker Publ., 1974, pg. 146.
Bach, Penny Balkin, "Public Art in Philadelphia," Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1992, pg. 204.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia survey, 1993.
An allegorical figure group consisting of a standing female representing Law flanked on her proper right by a seated male representing Power and on her proper left by a seated female representing Prosperity. The figure of Law strides forward carrying a tablet above her head with both hands. She is wearing chain mail with a long flowing skirt and a cloak which covers her head and hangs down her back. On her proper right is the bare-chested figure of Power wearing a drapery around his waist and leaning forward with his proper left leg extended. On the proper left side of Law is the bare-breasted figure of Prosperity wearing a drapery around her waist and holding a cornucopia in her proper right hand.
Figure group  Search this
Allegory--Civic--Law  Search this
Allegory--Quality--Wealth  Search this
Allegory--Quality--Authority  Search this
Object--Written Matter  Search this
Object--Other--Cornucopia  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75009306
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums