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Sculptor:
Milmore, Martin 1844-1883  Search this
Designer:
Arms, George  Search this
Harrington, N. B.  Search this
Fabricator:
Barnes, Charles S.  Search this
Founder:
Ames Manufacturing Company  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Keene Parks and Recreation Department Keene Recreation Center, 312 Washington Street Keene New Hampshire 03431
Located Central Square Junction of Main Street, Court Street & Washington Street Keene New Hampshire
Date:
Dedicated Oct. 20, 1871
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New Hampshire survey, 1996.
Moore, Merl M., Jr., 1994.
Daily Evening Transcript (Boston), Dec. 14, 1870, 1:2.
Image on file.
Keen Sentinel, May 30, 1995.
(On proper right side of self-base:) M. Milmore/Sculptor. Made at the/Ames Foundry/Chicopee, Mass. (On bronze plaque on front of base:) KEENE/WILL CHERISH IN PERPETUAL HONOR/THE MEMORY OF HER SONS/WHO FOUGHT FOR LIBERTY/AND THE INTEGRITY OF THE/REPUBLIC/ 1861-1865/THE HONOR/OF THE HEROIC DEAD/IS THE INSPIRATION OF/POSTERITY signed 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:
Full-length figure of a Union soldier. He wears a uniform, a long, belted overcoat and cap. He has a moustache. A bayonet hangs on the proper left side of the belted coat. A large pouch hangs from a strap over his proper left shoulder. A medallion shaped like an eagle decorates the strap. He holds the muzzle of a rifle with his proper right hand; the butt of the gun rests on the ground by his proper left foot. The bronze sculpture stands atop a granite base. The die of the base is topped by a moulded cornice; the sides of the die are paneled. The base ends in four steps.
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 NH000526
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_339402