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World War I Memorial Flag Pole, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Crunelle, Leonard 1872-1944  Search this
Founder:
Berchem, Jules 1855-1930  Search this
American Bronze Company  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Flagstaff
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Clinton City Clerk 611 South 3rd Clinton Iowa 52732
Located Riverside Drive Clinton Iowa
Date:
Cast 1930
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Iowa survey, 1996.
Summary:
A grouping of four standing figures surround a flagpole, facing outward. On the front is a soldier with a helmet, with a long coat covering his uniform. In front of him is an eagle with its proper left side facing outward and its upstretched wings obscuring the soldier to his knees. On the proper right is a woman hooded in robes, a garland wreath in her proper right hand, her proper left hand on her chest. On the rear is a blacksmith with short hair, wearing an open-collared shirt that is rolled to his elbows, and a calf-length apron, holding tongs. On the proper left is a woman in classical robes with upswept hair and a cloak tied in the front, her proper right hand upraised. A circular bundle of bound rods separates each of the figures. The sculpture is mounted upon a circular, multitiered base with an inscription on the front.
Topic:
History--United States--World War I  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Occupation--Craft--Smithing  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Dress--Historic--Classical Dress  Search this
Animal--Bird--Eagle  Search this
Object--Other--Wreath  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Protective Gear  Search this
Object--Tool--Tongs  Search this
Control number:
IAS IA000233
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_327781