MERCIÉ, Antonin

Toulouse, Haute-Garonne 1845 - Paris 1916

The architecture is by Paul Pujol (1848-1926).

Maker: Thiébaut

Monument au général Lee

Monument to General Lee



equestrian statue(tte)

Photo credit: photo Hal Jespersen/Wikimedia, January 9, 2013

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  • 1886, A competition is opened in Washington, D.C., for the Monument to general Lee; it is won by American sculptor Charles Niehaus, but the commission is given to Antonin Mercié
  • 1890, Unveiling of the monument in Richmond, VA, Monument Avenue


  •, accessed 15 January 2015
  • 1990 Knox
    Joseph T. Knox, Antonin Mercié, Sculptor of the Lee Monument. The French Academic Tradition in American Public Sculpture, Richmond, Virginia, The French Institute, St. Christopher's School, 1990
  • 1992 Edwards
    Kathy Edwards, Monument Avenue: History and Architecture, [Washington,, D.C.], National Park Service, 1992, p. 12-17