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(Confederate Monument), (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
Cecchini, Richard 1903-1981  Search this
Fabricator:
Harmony Blue Granite Company  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: Georgia granite; Base: Georgia granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Nelson County Courthouse Court & Main Streets, Courthouse Square Lovingston Virginia 22971
Date:
1965. Dedicated April 12, 1965
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Virginia survey, 1995.
Image on file.
(On front of base, incised letters:) (star) ERECTED APRIL 1965 (star)/IN MEMORY OF THE HEROIC/CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS OF/NELSON COUNTY WHO SERVED/IN THE WAR BETWEEN/THE STATES/1861 (star) 1865/LOVE MAKES MEMORY ETERNAL unsigned
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Summary:
A figure of a bearded, uniformed Confederate soldier stands at parade rest with his proper left foot extended slightly. Both hands grasp the barrel of his gun which rests between his legs, the butt by his feet. He wears a brimmed hat, backpack, and has a bedroll slung over his proper left shoulder crossing to the proper right side of his waist. A canteen is by his proper left hip, strapped over his proper right shoulder. The soldier is placed atop a square base which rests on top of three steps. The back of the square base is engraved with two crossed swords.
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 VA000399
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_333932