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


Dimensions (HxWxD): 46 x 12 x 11 in.

Acc. No.: XX76

Credit Line: Given to the United States by Bartholdi

© Artist:


  • 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)