French Sculpture Census

photo credit : ph Clémentine Delplancq, été 2013
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BARTHOLDI, Frédéric-Auguste
Colmar, Haut-Rhin 1834 - Paris 1904

Maker: Barbedienne

La Fayette (ou Lafayette) (Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, 1757-1834) et Washington
Lafayette (or La Fayette) (Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette, 1757-1834) and Washington

1890
bronze

group
20'2" x 15' x 10'6"
signed: A. BARTHOLDI 1890
foundry mark: F. BARBEDIENNE, Fondeur, Paris
on the pedestal: LAFAYETTE WASHINGTON / PRESENTED TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK / BY / CHARLES B ROUSS / APRIL NINETEENTH NINETEEN HUNDRED [19 April 1900]

New York, New York, Outdoor sculpture

Provenance

  • 1900, Given by Charles Broadway Rouss as a memorial of his son
  • Lafayette Square, Manhattan

Bibliography

  • http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/lafayettesquare/monuments/1650
  • 1899 The Monumental News
    "Among the Sculptors", The Monumental News, September 1899, vol. 11, p. 516 (accessible on Google Books, June 5, 2014)

Related Works

Original group by Bartholdi given to the City of Paris by M. Pulitzer.