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BARTLETT, Paul Wayland

New Haven, Connecticut, United States 1865 - Paris 1925

La Fayette à cheval

Lafayette on Horseback

1900-1907

bronze

equestrian statue(tte)

Dimensions (HxWxD): 21 12 x 8 34 x 14 12; base: 12 x 10 12 x 4 in.

Credit Line: Corcoran Collection

© Artist : public domain


Provenance

  • 1958, Gift of Mrs. Armistead Peter III to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C
  • 2015, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C

Bibliography

  • National Gallery of Art's website (accessed August 11, 2016): National Gallery of Art, Acquisitions from the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art as of January 30, 2015: p. 703, no. 3,805, ill.
  • 2001 Tolles
    Thayer Tolles, Perspectives on American Sculpture Before 1925, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2001, p. 84 (google.books.com accessed June 22, 2017)

Related works

  • A first model, different from the final version, has been established in the courtyard of the Louvre on July 4th, 1900.
    Full scale bronze copies:
    - Hartford, Connecticut, (LaFayette Circle Adjacent to 231 Capitol Avenue Hartford, CT 06103), dedicated in 1932
    - Metz, 1920-1940 - "C'est à Metz qu'il se résolut d'aller défendre la liberté 8 août 1775" ( It was in Metz that he decided to go and defend freedom. 8 August 1775). Destroyed in 1940, then in 2004, Claude Goutin designed a new Lafayatte statue, Metz, Jardin Boufflers. It is a different version from Bartlett's statue.
    - Paris, Cours-la-Reine: Gift to the French governement thanks to American schoolchildren; subscription open in 1898; statue commissioned in 1899; Paris, Napoléon courtyard of the Louvre, from 1908 to 1984, then Cours-la-Reine (near Alexander III's bridge).
    Others bronze reductions :
    - Paris, Musée d'Orsay, RF 3152, dim. 57 1/2 x 23 5/8 x 41 3/8 in.
    - Hagerstown, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, A02, 31.401, H. 41 in