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(Talbot Boys Monument), (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Unknown  Search this
Medium:
Statue: bronze; Pedestal: rough-finished granite; Base: rough-finished granite; Foundation: concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Talbot County Washington & Dover Streets Easton Maryland 21601
Located Talbot County Court House Washington & Dover Streets Easton Maryland
Date:
Base installed July 1914. Statue installed 1916. Statue dedicated June 5, 1916
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Maryland survey, 1993.
Summary:
A young soldier stands with a C.S.A. flag on his left side, holding it with both hands. The flag curls behind him, covering his back. He wears a broad-rimmed hat and an open shirt. The youth is meant to represent youthful courage and enthusiasm as portrayed in Longfellow's poem "Exceisior." The statue is mounted atop an inscribed pedestal, which is atop a base with plaques. A brass box containing the names of contributors was placed in the base.
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Object--Other--Flag  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Hat  Search this
Literature--Longfellow--Exceisior  Search this
Control number:
IAS MD000177
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_324947