William Tecumseh Sherman Monument

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  • William Tecumseh Sherman Monument
  • Sherman Memorial
  • View: Overall view from left side

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Title

William Tecumseh Sherman Monument
Sherman Memorial
View: Overall view from left side

Subject

allegory; animal; military; war; portrait; United States History Civil War, 1861-1865; victory; victor's wreath; horse

Description

Sherman retired from active service in 1883 and moved to New York in 1886. Saint-Gaudens modeled a bust of the general in 1888. This bust served as a study for the 1903 equestrian monument to the Civil War leader. The bronze was cast by Thiebault Brothers in Paris. The setting and pedestal were designed by architect Charles McKim. The monument was unveiled on May 30, 1903, at the entrance to New York’s Central Park.

Creator

Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American sculptor, 1848-1907)

Source

Description: Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site; http://www.sgnhs.org/

Date

1892-1903 (creation)

Contributor

Fredlund, William

Rights

William Fredlund

Format

bronze; gold leaf

Type

sculpture (visual work); equestrian statue; monument

Identifier

nyny148.jpg

Coverage

New York, New York, United States; Central Park, 59th Street entrance
Beaux-Arts; Nineteenth century
GPS: +40.767873-73.981682

Files

Citation

Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American sculptor, 1848-1907), “William Tecumseh Sherman Monument,” Institute Images Online, accessed October 19, 2017, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/3039.

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