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Hiawatha and Minnehaha, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Fjelde, Jacob 1859-1896  Search this
Founder:
Berchem, Jules 1855-1930  Search this
American Bronze Company  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Minneapolis Minneapolis Arts Commission 350 South 5th Street, City Hall, Room 200 Minneapolis Minnesota 55415
Located Minnehaha Park Hiawatha Avenue & 50th Street Minneapolis Minnesota
Date:
Commissioned 1892. 1893. Relocated 1911. Dedicated Oct. 5, 1912
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Minnesota, Minneapolis - St. Paul survey, 1993.
Image on file.
Minneapolis Journal, Nov. 8, 1914, pg. 4.
(On side of statue:) J. Fjelde/Sculpr./1893/American Art Bronze Foundry J. Berchem Chicago Ill. (On front of sculpture:) "Over wide and rushing rivers/In his arms he bore the maiden"/Longfellow signed Founder's mark appears.
World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893.
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:
Full-length figures of the fictional Indian brave Hiawatha carrying his bride, Minnehaha, across water. Hiawatha wears a necklace, buckskin trousers and has a quiver on his back. There is a tomahawk on his proper right hip. Minnehaha wears a dress and headband.
Topic:
Literature--Longfellow--Song of Hiawatha  Search this
Literature--Character--Hiawatha  Search this
Literature--Character--Minnehaha  Search this
Dress--Ethnic--Indian Dress  Search this
Control number:
IAS MN000258
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_322313