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BARTHOLDI, Frédéric-Auguste

Colmar, Haut-Rhin 1834 - Paris 1904

Maker: Barbedienne

La Fayette et Washington

Lafayette and Washington

1890

bronze

group

Dimensions (HxWxD): 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]

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Provenance

  • 1900, April 19, Dedication of the monument given by Charles Broadway Rouss (1836-1902) as a memorial of his son who passed away in 1891
  • New York City, Manhattan, Lafayette Square, close to Morningside Park, Manhattan Avenue and 114th Street,

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 bronze group (1890) exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1892, no. 2261, and at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893, Group 139, no. 11, given to the City of Paris by Joseph Pulitzer and installed Place des Etats-Unis (1895).
    Information given by Mme Isabelle Bräutigam, Director of Musée Bartholdi in Colmar (March 26, 2020):
    Model for sculpted group, tinted plaster on wood pedestal, 98 x 56 x 31 cm., signed on terrasse, left side: « A. Bartholdi », not dated [1891-1892], incised on terrasse, back, left: « B 266 », Colmar, Musée Bartholdi, acc. no. SB 301.
    Reduction of sculpted group, chef-modèle, bronze, 34 x 20,5 x 11 cm., signed on terrasse, back, right: « A. Bartholdi », not dated [c. 1892], Colmar, Musée Bartholdi, acc. no. SB 302.
    Model for completed monument (group and pedestal), plaster, 54, x 32, x 21 cm., signed on terrasse, back, right: « A. Bartholdi », not dated [1891-1892], Colmar, Musée Bartholdi, acc. no. SB 299.