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Sculptor:
Hamilton, Ed 1947-  Search this
Subject:
York  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: stone
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Sculptures
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Louisville Louisville Development Authority 600 West Main Street, Suite 300 Louisville Kentucky 40202
Located Riverfront Plaza Belvedere Louisville Kentucky
Date:
Commissioned 2002. Dedicated Oct. 14, 2003
Notes:
Courier-Journal, Oct. 12, 2003.
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY), Oct. 12, 2003.
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:
The monument depicts York, an enslaved individual who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their westward expedition. York is depicted in a frontier outfit. He holds a rifle at his side in his proper left hand and dead bird in his proper right hand. He stands atop a sculpted pile of rocks.
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
State of Being--Other--Enslaved  Search this
History--United States--Lewis & Clark  Search this
Animal--Bird  Search this
Object--Weapon--Gun  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
History--United States--Westward Expansion  Search this
Control number:
IAS 71500872
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_405412