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Sculptor:
Paulding, John 1883-1935  Search this
Founder:
American Bronze Company  Search this
Contractor:
Campbell-Horigan Granite Company  Search this
Medium:
Figure: bronze; Base: granite with bronze plaques
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works 611 Second Avenue Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15222
Located Borough Park Race Street & Swissvale Avenue Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Date:
1920. Copyrighted 1920. Dedicated Nov. 12, 1922
Notes:
Evert, Marilyn, "Discovering Pittsburgh's Sculpture," Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1983, pg. 343-344.
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, PA0251, 1989.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania survey, 1995.
Image on file.
Evert, Marilyn, "Discovering Pittsburgh's Sculpture," Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1983, pg. 368.
J. Paulding, Sculptor Copyright 1920 Chicago (Proper left of figure:) American Art Bronze Foundry (Octagonal-shaped base, front plaque:) AS TRUE EXEMPLARS OF THE/SPIRIT OF AMERICA/AND BRAVE DEFENDERS OF/CHRISTIAN CIVILIZATION/EDGEWOOD/ARE HERE RECORDED IN EVERLASTING BRONZE THE NAMES OF/THOSE WHO HONORED HER AND, FOR THEMSELVES, WON FAIR RENOWN/IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY./1917 - 1918/DUNCAN HUGH CAMERON/ROY CAHRLES HOOVER/EUGENE JEFFCOAT KOENIG/OREN EDMUND KAHLE/RAY S. MCWHINNEY/HARLD ARCHIBALD KNAPP/CLYDE STERRY SAWHILL/"FAITHFUL EVEN UNTO DEATH" (Bronze honor roll name plaques appear on other sides of octagonal-shaped base.) 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:
Male figure wearing World War I military uniform stands with his proper right hand on his proper right hip. His proper left knee is bent and his proper left leg in forward. The figure holds his gun vertically by the barrel end. The gun rests against the figure's proper left knee. The figure rests atop a circular base with an octagonal shaped middle section. Bronze honor roll plaques are attached to the octagonal-shaped band.
Topic:
History--United States--World War I  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Object--Weapon--Gun  Search this
Control number:
IAS 64480179
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_26920