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Sculptor:
Unknown  Search this
Founder:
Roman Bronze Works  Search this
Medium:
Figure: bronze; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Town of Westford Parks & Highway Department 55 Main Street Westford Massachusetts 01886
Located Intersection of Boston Road, Hildreth Street, and Lincoln Street Westford Massachusetts
Date:
Dedicated May 30, 1910
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Massachusetts survey, 1994.
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, MA0170, 1989.
Monumental News, Aug. 1910, pg. 567.
Image on file.
(On self base, carved:) ROMAN BRONZE WORKS - N.Y. (On front of base:) 1861(Insignia)1865/TRIBUTE TO WESTFORD/VOLUNTEERS/"WHO KNEW NO GLORY BUT/THEIR COUNTRY'S GOOD" (On back of base:) PRESENTED BY/EDWIN D. METCALF OF AUBURN N.Y./SON OF LT. WILLIAM METCALF 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:
A figure of a Union Civil War soldier, dressed in a military uniform consisting of a knee-length jacket and a brimmed cap, stands at parade rest holding the butt of a rifle in his proper right hand, the barrel rests over his proper right shoulder. A knapsack and bedroll are strapped to his back. The figure is placed atop an inscribed and decorated two-tiered base.
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Control number:
IAS MA000025
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_327232