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Sculptor:
Moretti, Giuseppe 1857-1935  Search this
Founder:
Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company  Search this
Medium:
Sculptures: bronze; Bases: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Gate
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works 611 Second Avenue Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15222
Located Highland Park Main entrance on Highland Avenue Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Date:
Installed December 1896
Notes:
Evert, Marilyn, "Discovering Pittsburgh's Sculpture," Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1983, pg. 277.
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, PA0219, 1989.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania survey, 1995.
Image on file.
Evert, Marilyn, "Discovering Pittsburgh's Sculpture," Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1983, pgs. 302-304.
CAST BY THE HENRY BONNARD BRONZE CO. N.Y. (Base of left eagle:) G.MORETTI/Sculpio 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:
Columns which flank the entrance to the park are each topped by bronze figure groups consisting of a loosely draped female figure gesturing a welcome with foliage held up in one hand. She is flanked by two small children. At the base of each column is a bronze female figure holding up a torch in one hand. Stretching out from each column is an ornamental balustrade on the end of which is an eagle.
Topic:
Architecture--Detail--Column  Search this
Figure group--Female  Search this
Children  Search this
Animal--Bird--Eagle  Search this
Control number:
IAS 64480143
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_26884