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Sculptor:
Bartlett, Paul Wayland 1865-1925  Search this
Founder:
J. Arthur Limerick Company  Search this
Subject:
Franklin, Benjamin  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Waterbury Parks & Recreation Department 236 Grand Street Waterbury Connecticut 06702
Located Library Plaza 267 Grand Street Connecticut
Date:
1919. Dedicated June 8, 1921
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Connecticut survey, 1993.
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985.
Image on file.
(Lower right front of sculpture:) Paul W. Bartlett Sc. (Back of sculpture, lower right:) J. Arthur Limerick Co. (Front of base:) BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (Back of base, center:) PRESENTED TO THE CITIZENS OF WATERBURY/BY ELISHA LEAVENWORTH/IN APPRECIATION OF/A GREAT STATESMAN, PHILOSOPHER AND PATRIOT signed Founder's mark appears.
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
The sculpture depicts Benjamin Franklin sitting in the center of a backless bench. He is wearing a heavy overcoat that is draped over the back and sides of the bench. He holds a cane in between his legs, which are spread apart and he holds a copy of Poor Richard's Almanack in his proper left hand. On the bench to the proper right of the figure is a book and hat. The base is a simple granite block that flares to meet the foundation.
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Political--Diplomat  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76004968
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_15908