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Sculptor:
French, Daniel Chester 1850-1931  Search this
Architect:
Mullett, Alfred B. 1834-1890  Search this
Carver:
Struthers & Company  Search this
Medium:
Granite and marble
Type:
Sculptures-Pediment
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States General Services Administration Washington District of Columbia
Located Old Post Office 815 Olive Street St. Louis Missouri
Date:
Modeled 1877-1878. 1882
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Missouri, St. Louis survey, 1993.
United States General Services Administration, 1988.
McCue, George, "Sculpture City: St. Louis," New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1988, pg. 48.
Image on file.
unsigned
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:
Two female figures sit on either side of a round-arched dormer that enframes a shield and ornamental scrolls. An eagle with spread wings is above the dormer, its head turned toward its proper right side, toward the figure of Vigilance. Vigilance holds a sword in her proper right hand. On the proper left side of the eagle is the figure of Peace, holding an olive branch in her proper left hand.
Topic:
Figure group--Female  Search this
Allegory--Other--Vigilance  Search this
Allegory--Quality--Harmony  Search this
Animal--Bird--Eagle  Search this
Control number:
IAS 66400020
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_306147