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Sculptor:
Moretti, Giuseppe 1857-1935  Search this
Founder:
Roman Bronze Works  Search this
Fabricator:
Canonsburg Granite Works  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Canon MacMillan School District Maintenance 1 North Jefferson Avenue Canonsburg Pennsylvania 15317
Located Canonsburg Junior High School Central Avenue Canonsburg Pennsylvania
Date:
Commissioned June 1923. Dedicated 1924
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania survey, 1995.
Image on file.
(Incised on gun barrel:) G. Moretti Cast by Roman Bronze Works, N.Y. (Incised on base, front:) DEDICATED BY/MOTHERS OF DEMOCRACY/AND PEOPLE OF CANONSBURG/TO THE SOLDIERS/OF THE THREE WARS/CIVIL, SPANISH-AMERICAN/AND WORLD WAR/"HONOR TO OUR LIVING HEROES/GLORY TO OUR DEAD" 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 uniformed World War I soldier stands on a pedestal. The figure's shirt is open and his sleeves are rolled up. He wears a round tin hat and a satchel hangs on his back. He holds his rifle in his proper right hand and an allegorical Winged Victory figure on a sphere in his proper left hand. His proper right foot rests on a wheel and there is a broken cannon behind him.
Topic:
History--United States--World War I  Search this
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
History--United States--Spanish American War  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Allegory--Other--Triumph  Search this
Control number:
IAS PA001568
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_341037