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Sculptor:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Burns, Robert  Search this
Medium:
Bust: limestone; Base: concrete
Culture:
Scottish  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Jacksonville Department of Parks, Recreation & Entertainment 851 North Market Street Jacksonville Florida 32202
Located Confederate Park Corner of Phelps & Main Streets Jacksonville Florida 32206
Date:
Ca. 1930. Dedicated Aug. 27, 1930
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Florida, Jacksonville survey, 1993.
Jacksonville Journal (Jacksonville, FL), Aug. 27, 1930.
Summary:
A limestone bust of the poet Robert Burns atop a tall concrete shaft. The bust appears to be a likeness of the poet in his 20s or 30s. He is bare-headed and wears Victorian clothing, including a broad stand-up collar. The square foot of the base consists of two steps and a slope topped by a truncated shaft on which the bust rests. On the shaft there is a relief of a thistle emblematic of the Scottish heritage of Robert Burns.
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Poet  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Object--Foliage--Thistle  Search this
Control number:
IAS FL000017
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_313448