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Sculptor:
Federici, Gaetano 1880-1964  Search this
Architect:
Vreeland, Frederick J.  Search this
Founder:
Bedi-Rassy Art Foundry  Search this
Subject:
Columbus, Christopher  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Eagle relief: bronze; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Paterson Parks Department 800 Broadway Paterson New Jersey 07510
Located Federici Park Cianci Street, Curtis Place, & Ellison Street Paterson New Jersey
Date:
Dedicated Oct. 10, 1953. Relocated 1985. Rededicated Oct. 12, 1985
Notes:
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New Jersey survey, 1995.
Image on file.
Alaya, Flavia "Gaetano Federici: 1880-1964 The Artist As Historian," Paterson, NJ: Passaic County Historical Society, 1980, pg. 86.
Gaetano Federici Sculptor 1953 / Bedi-Rassy Art Foundry NYC (On sculpture, below figure's proper left hand:) COLUMBUS/TRIUMPHANT ON HIS ENTRY/TO BARCELONA/SPAIN/FOLLOWING HIS/RETURN FROM THE DISCOVERY/OF THE NEW WORLD/APRIL 9, 1493 (On front of granite base, just below sculpture:) COLUMBUS (On back of granite base:) Christopher Columbus/Monument/dedicated October 12, 1953 (names of Memorial Fund officers, committee members, and park commissioners) (On face of eagle relief:) THIS MEMORIAL PIONEERS IN INITIATING AND SYMBOLIZING A NATIONAL MOVEMENT FOR THE AMERICANIZATION OF COLUMBUS DAY IN THE UNITED STATES. THOUSANDS OF PATERSONIANS OF ALL RACIAL ORIGINS BY THEIR VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS MADE THIS TRULY AMERICAN TRIBUTE TO THE DISCOVERER OF THE NEW WORLD POSSIBLE. signed Founder's mark appears.
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Summary:
A waist-length portrait of Christopher Columbus holding his gloves in his proper left hand and his helmet in his proper right hand. Around his neck is a medallion with a picture of the Virgin Mary. The sculpture rests atop a tall square granite base. On the front of the granite base is a bronze relief plaque adorned with an eagle and an American flag.
Topic:
Portrait male--Waist length  Search this
Occupation--Other--Explorer  Search this
Animal--Bird--Eagle  Search this
Object--Other--Flag  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77002993
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_22028