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Paris, 16ème arrondissement, place d'Iena

Exhibitions

Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1900, n° 24.

FRENCH, Daniel Chester and POTTER, Edward

French: Exeter, New Hampshire, 1850 - Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 1931
Potter: New London, Connecticut, 1857 - New London, Connecticut, 1931

Monument à George Washington

Monument to George Washington

1900

Bronze, equestrian statue

Paris, 16ème arrondissement, place d'Iena

Inscription

On the pedestal in the front: WASHINGTON / February 22 1732 / December 14 1799 To the left: OFFERT PAR LES FEMMES DES ETATS UNIS / D'AMERIQUE EN MEMOIRE DE L'AMITIE ET / DE L'AIDE FRATERNELLE DONNEE PAR / LA FRANCE A LEURS PERES PENDANT LEUR LUTTE / POUR INDEPENDANCE

Monuments

From 1900 to 1940


Historical

1900: Erection of the sculpture authorized by decree, May 3. 1900: the monument is presented by "a group of American ladies of the greatest respectability, for patriotic reasons, and in affectionate respect for France." It is inaugurated on July 3.


Related works

A replica cast of this sculpture is in Washington Park, Chicago, Illinois.


Bibliography

Pierre Kjellberg, Le guide des statues de Paris, 1973, 2ème édition en 1988 (Le nouveau guide des statues de Paris, Paris, La Bibliothèque des Arts);

June Hargrove, Les statues de Paris, Paris, 1989.

France Debuisson, Catherine Chevillot, Chantal Georgel, Laure de Margerie, Anne Pingeot, Claire Barbillon, A nos grands hommes - La sculpture publique en France jusqu'à la seconde guerre mondiale, CD-Rom, éd. INHA-Musée d'Orsay, Paris, 2004.