Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin 1858 - New York City, New York, United States 1927
La Lumière de la Connaissance
The Light of Knowledge
Dimensions (HxWxD): 54 x 72 in.
Photo credit: ph. blog dcmemorials.com
- 1974 Goode
James M. Goode, The Outdoor Sculpture of Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., 1974, p. 274
- 1974 Goode, p. 274:
[...] Two boys appear seated on a broken pediment in the center of which rests an elaborate cartouche, on which is carved an open book between two flaming Roman torches. They wear small, wind-blown capes which resemble wings as they grin down upon the pedestrians entering below. Each boy holds a symbol of the world of knowledge, one a book and the other a globe. The large circular window behind this sculpture group not only acts as a frame but also serves to emphasize the figures against the darker background.