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Founder:
Bureau Brothers  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: cast bronze
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Gravestone
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Mount Elliott Cemetery Detroit Michigan
Date:
Dedicated 1886
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Michigan survey, 1993.
Image on file.
(On side of base, incised:) Cast by Bureau Bros./Philadelphia Pa. (On side of base, raised:) CAMPAU unsigned 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 cemetery monument with a barefoot male figure sitting wearing ankle-length robes, with his proper right hand to his chin. He holds a book with his proper left hand and has one of his fingers between the pages. He sits with his knees crossed, possibly on a pile of rocks, a stack of books to his proper right. The sculpture is mounted on a multitiered, inscribed base with columns on the four corners of one tier.
Topic:
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Homage--Campau  Search this
Dress--Historic--Classical Dress  Search this
Object--Written Matter--Book  Search this
Control number:
IAS MI000333
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_328640