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Major General Comte Jean de Rochambeau, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Hamar, Fernand 1869-ca. 1930  Search this
Founder:
Fondu Parle Pal D'Osne  Search this
Subject:
Rochambeau, Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite
Culture:
French  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Located Lafayette Square Pennsylvania Avenue between Jackson Place & Madison Place, N.W Washington District of Columbia
Date:
Original 1899. 1901. Dedicated May 24, 1902
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, District of Columbia survey, 1993.
Monumental News, May 1902, pg. 294.
Goode, James M., "The Outdoor Sculpture of Washington, D.C., A Comprehensive Historical Guide," Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1974, pg. 379.
Smithsonian Institution Research Expeditions Volunteer Project, 1991.
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, DC0004, 1989.
Michael Richman, SAAM curatorial assistant, 1967-1969.
SOS Conservation Notification Report, 2008.
Summary:
Figure of Rochambeau stands atop a high base adorned with a female figure representing Liberty. Rochambeau holds his proper right arm out in front of himself and points out into the distance. His proper left hand is at his side and holds a sheet of paper which details his plan of battle. He is dressed in a Continental Army uniform consisting of a long jacket, vest, tall boots and a hat. His sword is at his proper left side. The female figure representing Liberty stands on the front of the base holding a sword with her proper left hand and a flag with her proper right hand. There is an eagle at her feet.
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Occupation--Other--Aristocrat  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
History--United States--Revolution  Search this
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Allegory--Civic--Liberty  Search this
Control number:
IAS DC000072
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_323045