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Sculptor:
De Lue, Donald 1897-1988  Search this
Baker, Bryant 1881-1970  Search this
Engineer:
Habans, Robert N.  Search this
Subject:
Washington, George  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of New Orleans Department of Property Management 1300 Perdido Street, City Hall, Room 5W01 New Orleans Louisiana 70112
Located Adjacent to New Orleans Public Library, Gravier and Loyola New Orleans Louisiana
Date:
1959. Dedicated Feb. 2, 1960
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Louisiana, New Orleans survey, 1993.
Cocke, Edward J., "Monumental New Orleans," New Orleans: La Fayette Pub., 1968.
"The Sculpture of Donald De Lue: Gods, Prophets, and Heroes," Boston, MA: David r. Godine, publisher, 1990m pg. 132-133.
Image on file.
Cocke, Edward J., "Monumental New Orleans," New Orleans: La Fayette Pub., 1968, pg. 31.
(Back of base, lower right:) Donald DeLue Sc 1959 (Front of base, incised letters:) WASHINGTON (On rear of base:) PRESENTED TO THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS BY THE GRAND LODGE OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS FEBRUARY 7, 1960/JOHN R. HARTMANN GRAND MASTER/LETTER TO KING DAVID'S LODGE NO. 1 NEWPOST RHODE ISLAND AUG 22, 1790/"BEING PERSUADED THAT A JUST APPLICATION OF THE PRINCIPLES ON WHICH THE MASONIC FRATERNITY IS FOUNDED, MUST BE PROMOTIVE OF PRIVATE VIRTUE AND PUBLIC PROSPERITY, I SHALL ALWAYS BE HAPPY TO ADVANCE THE INTEREST OF THE SOCIETY, AND TO BE CONSIDERED BY THEM AS A DESERVING BROTHER."(signed GEORGE WASHINGTON)
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:
Heroic figure of George Washington, striding forward with proper left foot. He is dressed in knee-length jacket and wears a Masonic apron. His proper right hand holds a gavel which is resting on a pedestal.
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Object--Other--Gavel  Search this
Emblem--Masonic  Search this
Control number:
IAS 88350035
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_307420