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Sculptor:
Vittor, Frank 1888-1968  Search this
Carver:
Vittori, Tony  Search this
Subject:
Columbus, Christopher  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: Barre granite
Culture:
Italian  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Fountain
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works 211 Second Avenue Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15222
Located Schenley Drive near Phipps Conservatory Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Date:
Dedicated Oct. 12, 1958
Notes:
Evert, Marilyn, "Discovering Pittsburgh's Sculpture," Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1983, 182-183.
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, PA0199, 1989.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania survey, 1994.
Summary:
Christopher Columbus stands on a tall base installed in the middle of a fountain basin. Columbus' arms are crossed in front of himself and he grasp his proper right forearm with his proper left hand. His cape swirls around him. Three sides of the base are carved in deep relief with images of Columbus' three ships, the Santa Maria, Nina and Pinta, amidst stylized waves.
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Other--Explorer  Search this
Occupation--Transportation--Navigator  Search this
History--Exploration--Americas  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Santa Maria  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Nina  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Pinta  Search this
Control number:
IAS 64480101
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_26842