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Sculptor:
Volk, Leonard Wells 1828-1895  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: white marble; Base: concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Girard Borough Main Street Girard Pennsylvania 16417
Located Wells Park Girard Pennsylvania
Date:
1865. Dedicated Nov. 1, 1865. Rededicated 1965
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania survey, 1995.
Image on file.
Pennsylvania Heritage 12 (Fall 1986): pg. 14.
L.W. VOLK CHICAGO (Panel on north side of monument, incised lettering:) IN MEMORY/OF THE/OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS/FROM/ERIE COUNTY PENN:/WHO HAVE DIED/IN DEFENSE OF THEIR COUNTRY (Panel on south side of monument, incised lettering:) ERECTED BY/DAN RICE/---/INAUGURATED/NOV. 1, 1865 signed
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 Civil War monument consisting of an eagle perched atop a tall, flag-draped column. Below the column is a square section adorned with Corinthian columns on the corners and military reliefs on each side. The relief on the west side is of crossed bayonets, on the north side is of crossed sabers, on the east side is of crossed cannons, and on the south side is of an anchor. The monument rests on a low square base in an oval-shaped highway median with an urn and cannon at either end.
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Animal--Bird--Eagle  Search this
Control number:
IAS PA001022
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_336587