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Beyer, Richard 1925-2012  Search this
Reavis, Mark  Search this
Columbus, Christopher  Search this
Sculpture: bronze; Base: concrete
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Administered by City of Columbus Park Services 1400 Cusseta Road Columbus Georgia 31993
Located Chattahoochee Promenade Columbus Georgia
Dedicated Oct. 12, 1993
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Georgia survey, 1994.
National Society of Colonial Dames, Georgia, 2006.
Image on file.
(Inscribed on the side of the base, on north side:) DISCOVERY (On west side:) PERSUASION (On south side:) VISION (On east side:) CHAINS unsigned
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.
Series of four full-length bronze sculptures of Christopher Columbus set on a round concrete base. Each of the figures faces outward, aligned with a different point on the compass. A parrot appears with each of the four representations; the expressions on Columbus' face are echoed in the parrot's face. The figure facing south is kneeling on the proper left knee, his proper right hand raised to his eyes. The parrot sits on his proper left arm. The figure rests on a bronze block. The figure facing west is standing, parrot on proper right shoulder, hands in front of chest in gesturing posture. The figure facing north is standing, wearing a long cape, and holding his hands up around his face as if shouting. The parrot is in flight over his proper right shoulder. The figure to the east is sitting on a block, head bowed. The parrot rests on his proper left knee.
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Animal--Bird--Parrot  Search this
History--United States--Discovery of U.S  Search this
History--Exploration--Americas  Search this
Control number:
IAS GA000420
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums