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Fabricator:
T. F. McGann & Sons Company  Search this
Subject:
Columbus, Christopher  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze and granite; Base: granite
Culture:
Italian  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by State of Iowa Iowa State Capitol Des Moines Iowa 50319
Located Iowa State Capitol Des Moines Iowa 50319
Date:
Dedicated 1938
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Iowa survey, 1996.
Image on file.
TEM c GANN & SONS/Boston Mass (Below bust on block, incised:) CHRISTOPHER/COLUMBUS/ERECTED BY/ITALIAN-AMERICANS/OF/THE STATE OF IOWA/1938 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:
Two roman columns sitting on a base block supporting a canopy. Between the columns in the center is a bust of Christopher Columbus sitting on top of an inscribed block. All elements are granite, except for the bronze bust.
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Other--Explorer  Search this
Occupation--Transportation--Navigator  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Architecture--Detail--Column  Search this
Control number:
IAS IA000086
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_323033