French Sculpture Census

artist © : public domain

BARTHOLDI, Frédéric-Auguste
Colmar, Haut-Rhin 1834 - Paris 1904

La Liberté éclairant le monde
Liberty Enlightening the World

c. 1884
bronzed terra cotta and tin

46 x 12 x 11

Acc. No. : XX76
Credit Line : Given to the United States by Bartholdi

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, Smithsonian American Art Museum


  • Given to the United States by Bartholdi
  • Transfer from the U.S. Capitol
  • by the mid-1970s, National Collection of Fine Arts


  • Museum's website, 12 October, 2011


  • 1971 Louisville
    Nineteenth Century French Sculpture: Monuments for the Middle Class, Louisville, Kentucky, J. B. Speed Art Museum, November 2-December 5, 1971, cat. no. 2 (said to be in plaster)