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Captain William Clark Monument, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Dente, Michael Florin 1948-  Search this
Maiden Foundry  Search this
Clark, William  Search this
Sculpture: cast bronze with patina; Base: cement and stone
African American  Search this
Indian  Search this
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
University of Portland 5000 North Willamette Boulevard Portland Oregon 97203
1986-1988. Dedicated Dec. 11, 1988
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Oregon survey, 1993.
Lewis & Clark Heritage Foundation, unpublished checklist, 1994.
NMAA Inventory Staff, 1990.
Image on file.
The Oregonian, Dec. 12, 1988, pg. B5.
(Between each of the figures' feet:) MICHAEL FLORIN DENTE/1988/(copyright symbol) signed
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.
Depiction of the arrival of Captain William Clark and two other men at the farthest point reached by his exploration party on the Willamette River. On Clark's proper left side is an enslaved male named York; on his proper right side is an unnamed Cushook American Indian guide. All three men are standing. Clark is gesturing toward Mt. Jefferson, which he named for President Thomas Jefferson; York helps support the expedition log, to symbolize his historical significance; and the Indian clutches a Wapato, symbolizing his culture. Each sculpture is mounted separately on the base. The monument stands on a bluff overlooking the Willamette River.
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Other--Explorer  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Ethnic--Cushook  Search this
History--United States--Lewis & Clark  Search this
History--United States--Westward Expansion  Search this
Control number:
IAS 71500159
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums