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U. S. Navy Memorial - The Lone Sailor, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Bleifeld, Stanley 1924-  Search this
Founder:
Tallix  Search this
Architectural firm:
Conklin Rossant  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: Bronze; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Located Pennsylvania Avenue at 8th Street, N.W Washington District of Columbia
Date:
1986. Figure copyrighted 1986. Duffel bag copyrighted 1987. Dedicated June 28, 1991
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, District of Columbia survey, 1993.
Smithsonian Institution Research Expeditions Volunteer Project, 1991.
Image on file.
Modern Maturity, Oct./Nov. 1987.
(Figure, near back of proper left foot:) SBleifeld '86 (copyright symbol) (Tallix foundry symbol) (Duffel bag aperture:) SBleifeld (copyright symbol) 87 (Duffel bag, near base:) WT / W THOMPSON signed 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:
Figure of a second-class boatswain's mate dressed in a pea coat with the collar up stands braced against the wind with both hands tucked in his coat pockets. His duffel bag stands upright on the ground on his proper left next to a mooring post. The sailor and his sea bag are placed in the middle of the Naval Memorial's amphitheater which has a map of the world embedded in its floor. The amphitheater is surrounded by pools and waterfalls, and a wall adorned with 22 relief plaques illustrating naval scenes.
Topic:
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Sailor  Search this
Control number:
IAS DC000126
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_323771