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William Lloyd Garrison, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Warner, Olin Levi 1844-1896  Search this
Architect:
Wells, John M.  Search this
Architectural firm:
McKim, Mead & White  Search this
Founder:
Decorative Bronze Company  Search this
Subject:
Garrison, William Lloyd  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: Quincy granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Boston Office of Cultural Affairs Boston City Hall, Room 716 Boston Massachusetts 02201
Located Commonwealth Avenue Between Dartmouth & Exeter Streets Boston Massachusetts
Date:
1885. Cast 1886. Installed May 13, 1886
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Massachusetts survey, 1993.
Boston Art Commission, 1991.
Zoukee, Sophye M., "Adopt-A-Statue Casebook," Boston: City of Boston, 1990.
Gurney, George, "Olin Levi Warner (1844-1896): A Catalogue Raisonne of his Sculpture and Graphic Works," Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1978, pgs. 551-580.
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, MA0127, 1989.
Monumental News, July 1894; Jan. 1913.
Image on file.
Carlock, Marty, "A Guide to Public Art in Greater Boston," Boston: Harvard Common Press, 1988, pg. 38.
Zoukee, Sophye M., "Adopt-A-Statue Casebook," Boston: City of Boston, 1990, pg. 34.
Monumental News, July 1894, pg. 333.
(On proper right side of metal plinth:) Olin L. Warner 1885 (On granite base, center:) WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON (On granite base, proper left:) I AM IN EARNEST-I WILL NOT EQUIVOCATE/I WILL NOT EXCUSE-I WILL NOT RETREAT/A SINGLE INCH AND I WILL BE HEARD (On left side) MY COUNTRY IS THE WORLD-MY COUNTRYMEN/ARE ALL MANKIND (On back) 1805 - 1879 (On proper right side on integral bronze base) THE DECORATIVE BRONZE CO/FOVNDERS NEW-YORK. signed Founder's mark appears.
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Summary:
A seated portrait of Garrison, at about 63 years old, holding papers in his proper right hand. There are quills, a book, and an ink stand underneath his chair.
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Writer  Search this
Occupation--Other--Reformer  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87740052
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_299652