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Sculptor:
Aitken, Robert 1878-1949  Search this
Founder:
Gorham Manufacturing Company  Search this
Subject:
Clark, George Rogers  Search this
Medium:
Figure group: bronze; Base: Stony Creek granite
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by University of Virginia Department of Facilities Management 575 Alderman Road Charlottesville Virginia 22903
Date:
Dedicated Nov. 3, 1921. Removed July 11, 2021
Notes:
University of Virginia Alumni Bulletin 15 (Jan. 1922): pg. 13-28.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Virginia survey, 1994.
Image on file.
(On front of plinth at proper right:) Gorham Company, NY (On front of base, incised:) GEORGE ROGERS CLARK/CONQUEROR OF THE NORTHWEST unsigned Founder's mark appears.
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:
Group of seven figures. The central figure is George Rogers Clark astride a horse. Clark's torso is turned toward his proper right, with his proper right arm extended to the rear, but he faces forward. His proper left hand holds the reins of the horse. In front of Clark are three Native Americans. Clark's gaze is directed toward the Chief, who stands clothed in a blanket, looking over his proper right shoulder at Clark. To the chief's proper right, and slightly behind him, is a woman kneeling, clothed in a blanket. In front of the Chief is a warrior, sitting propped up on his proper right arm. Behind the horse are three of Clark's men, one squatting and guarding a powder keg, while the other two stand with rifles ready, keeping a close watch on Clark and the Chief.
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Occupation--Other--Explorer  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Object--Weapon--Gun  Search this
History--United States--Westward Expansion  Search this
Control number:
IAS VA000016
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_317765