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Sculpture Around the Fine Arts Lagoon
The first group of statuary in the following list is located on the south-east side of the Fine Arts Lagoon. Proceeding thence to the left and through the colonnade, the most important subjects will be found in the order described.
Sea Lions. Frederick G. R. Roth
Most carefully studied as to form and babies; you almost: hear the bark of the great mate.
The Scout. Cyrus Edwin Dallin
The horse and the Indian wait motionless; his hand shading his eyes from the sun, the Indian looks intently into the distance for sign of the enemy.
Wind and Spray. Anna Coleman Ladd
A ring of figures - male and female - fleeting and gay - like the wind and the spray.
Diana. Haig Patigian
The goddess of the hunt appears with her bow; the arrow has just left the string.
Peace. Sherry Fry
Quiet, serene, she stands, her brow bedecked with olive leaves; her serpent bordered robe may betoken the wisdom of peace.
The Kirkpatrick Fountain (extreme left). Gail Sherman Corbett
Erected to Dr. Wm. Kirkpatrick, superintendent of Ononda Salt Springs from 1805 to 1806 and from 1810 to 1831, at Syracuse, New York.
The Bison (2). A. Phimister Proctor
The last of a vanishing race - fine, powerful figures.
Henry Ward Beecher Memorial. J. Q. A. Ward
A noted American clergyman, lecturer, reformer, author, journalist; lived between 1813 and 1887; a man of forceful personality and fine intellect; he looks the very man of opinions who would not hesitate to give them to you - and you would be prone to accept them.
William H. Taft. Robert Ingersoll Aitken
One of America's greatest statesmen.
Halsey S. Ives. Victor S. Holm
Was director of the Fine Arts Palace, Pan-American Exposition.
Seated Lincoln. Augustus Saint-Gaudens
The firm man of thought and action; a replica of the Seated Lincoln of Lincoln Park, Chicago.
Piping Pan. Louis Saint-Gaudens
He stands, utterly thoughtless, with his double pipes - passing the hours in amusement; we see him at a musical moment.
Flying Cupid. Janet Scudder
With the rhyton, the Greek drinking-horn in his hand, Cupid stands above the globe, his little toes holding on firmly so that he will not slip.
A Muse Finding the Head of Orpheus. Edward Berge
The mourning muse has just chanced upon the severed head of Orpheus which had been cast into the stream by the Thracian maidens; short pieces of marble are left to support parts easily broken.
Michael Angelo. Robert Ingersoll Aitken
We seem to hear him say "And now where next to place the chisel?" He is creating "Day," which is seen in the Medici Chapel, Church of San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy.
Nymph. Isidore Konti
A poetic conception of the origin of the stream, from which the fawn drinks.
Young Pan. Janet Scudder
A favorite subject. Pan is piping his woodland notes and marching to his own music. Such expressive little hands are those that hold the pipes! The crab comes up to listen and is held - spellbound.
Wildflower. Edward Berge
Everybody's love! A real darling! A little flower of the fields.
Mother and Child. Furio Piccirilli
A typical mother-expression as she croons over her baby - such a dear one!
Eurydice. Furio Piccirilli
Orpheus has just looked back-Eurydice, realizing that he is forever lost to her, looks mournfully after him. Great longing fills her soul.
Boy and Frog. Edward Berge
An independent young chap stands among the rushes - and how expressive are those toes! The frog, as the fountain, spouts water.
The Dancing Nymph. Olin Warner
Her pine-cone wand thrown down, her pan-pipes cast aside, the ivory-crowned nymph indulges in the dance.
The Outcast. Attilio Piccirilli
A powerful nude; his very toes portray his grief; surely suggested by Rodin's work.
Boyhood. Charles Cary Rumsey
The youth who is just beginning to gather his sheaves, looks up and sees the stars! A new treatment in sculpture.
The Pioneer Mother. Charles Grafly
A simple, dignified woman dressed in home-spun. At her knees a boy and a girl - the future builders of the Western country. She has crossed the cactus-covered plains, has endured the greatest hardships, that she may rear her sturdy little ones to lay the foundations of a mighty Western empire. The bulls' heads are symbolic of sacrifice; oak leaves symbolize strength. She is best seen in the afternoon.
Thomas Jefferson. Karl Bitter
The seated president, with a world of thought upon his face, has on his lap the Declaration of Independence.
Lincoln. Daniel Chester French
The rugged man of magnificent understanding, whose every thought was for the betterment of the race.
Relief from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Richard H. Recchia
The Commodore Barry Monument. John J. Boyle.
A naval hero who died 1803. Fought in the American Revolution. Victory rides at the prow with laurels for him. The "eagle" shows for whom he fought.
Relief from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Richard H. Recchia
This panel represents Architecture.
Earl Dodge Memorial. Daniel Chester French
Earl Dodge, scholar and athlete, was a greatly beloved Princeton student - a senior who died just as his college gown was about to be placed upon his shoulders.
The Young Franklin. Robert Tait McKenzie
With all his earthly possessions wrapped in a bandana, with upward gaze and confident gait, Benjamin Franklin goes to seek his fortune.
Lafayette. Paul Wayland Bartlett
The young Lafayette who helped the United States in the Revolutionary War and was present at the surrender of Lord Cornwallis.
Relief. Bela L. Pratt
Relief from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Representing Sculpture. A relief of simple sweeping lines of great beauty.
The Awakening. Lindsay Morris Sterling
The day has dawned and with it life awakens.
Beyond. Chester Beach
A girlish figure wonders what is coming with the future years. Best seen from across the road.
William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)
An American poet of the first rank. He sits thoughtfully - his manuscript before him. Laurels grace his pedestal.
The Sower. Albin Polasek
Along the field he goes, scattering his seed.
Centaur. Olga Popoff Muller
This bestial creature is in the act of abducting a beautiful woman. She has almost swooned from fright.
The Boy with the Fish. Bela Pratt
They are singing for joy - the fish seeming to be most comfortably at home. Even the little turtle is happy. The little toes must not be overlooked.
Returning from the Hunt. John J. Boyle
The Indian is advancing under the weight of a huge bear across his shoulders, and the huge skin of a companion bear being dragged at has side.
L'Amour (Love). Evelyn Beatrice Longman
A group of tender, loving trustfulness. In the background are seen angel heads, denoting the spiritual side of love. The serpent below suggests the great wisdom born of love. It overcomes all death (the skull). The oak leaves symbolize eternal love.
Garden Figure. Edith Woodman Burroughs
Is this little Adam with the apple, or only a little boy with a ball?
Youth. Victor H. Salvatore
A little maid in sweet simplicity - against the shrubbery.
Soldier of Marathon. Paul Noquet
Recalling one of the Niobids of the Uffizi Gallery, Florence. The last dying agony of a Greek soldier. His shield stands at the left.
Primitive Man. Olga Popoff Muller
He hauls the quarry home. Would the nose of primitive man be so lacking in primitiveness?
The Scalp. Edward Berge
The Indian stands exultant! His hands alone betray what has happened. The rest of the work is most carefully treated to cover the barbarous side of the subject.
Apollo Hunting. Haig Patigian
"I shot an arrow into the air." This muscular figure recalls the work on Machinery Palace done by the same sculptor.
A Faun's Toilet. Attilio Piccirilli
An awkward, somewhat bashful, wholly boyish faun - his costume an ivy crown.
Duck Baby. Edith Barretto Parsons
A gleeful little soul with chubby toes - more gleeful than the quacking ducks she squeezes.
A Maiden of the Roman Campagna. Albin Polasek
Like an antique bronze from Pompeii. The anemones in her braided hair are surely some of those that grow so plentifully on the great Campagna beyond Rome.
Head of Lincoln. Adolph Alexander Weinman
He might have looked like this at the time of his Gettysburg speech.
Daughter of Pan. R. Hinton Perry
A girlish satyr most intent upon the echoes that she makes when blowing through her double pipes.
Mother of the Dead. C. S. Pietro
The old mother though grief-stricken, accepts the inevitable, while her motherless grandson, not understanding, feels that something is wrong.
Destiny. C. Percival Deitsch
Does Destiny decree that man shall lead, while woman meekly follows, as she did in ancient Egyptian days?
Chief Justice Marshall (1755-1835). Herbert Adams
A dignified seated figure - one of the greatest Chief Justices the United States ever had. He held the position from 1801 to 1835. The United States is symbolized by the eagle.
Rock and Flower Group. Anna Coleman Ladd
A decorative group with no special meaning. It might be called "Idle Moments."
Great Danes. Anna Vaughan Hyatt
Watchful Danes guard well the portals. Their names might easily be "Keenly Alert" and "In Sober Thought."
Bondage. Carl Augustus Heber
The mother, tightly bound, thinks not of herself as she turns away, but of the weeping child beside her.
Saki - a Sun Dial. Harriet W. Frishmut
A nymph acts as a pedestal for a sun-dial.
Sun - Dial Boy. Gail Sherman Corbett
How interested he is in the chameleon which has curiously crept up to see who it is that gazes at him.
Sun - God and Python. Anna Coleman Ladd
Apollo, the god of light, shoots at the python (the symbol of darkness).
Triton Babies. Anna Coleman Ladd
i.e., Children of the sea-gods, the Tritons.
Bird Fountain. Caroline Evelyn Risque
The little boy holding the bird clings to the globe with his toes. A simple and very appropriate bird fountain.
Prima Mater. Victor S. Holm
The "first mother" holds her babe to her breast.
The Fountain of Time, Lorado Taft
The great ocean of Time is rolling on, carrying with it men and women of all conditions of thought. Some advance blindly, some hopelessly, some fearfully, some buffeted by the great waves as they roll on.
Nymph - A Garden Figure. Edward T. Quinn
Showing how any figure gains in beauty by being placed among the shrubbery.
The Dying Lion. Paul Wayland Bartlett
A powerful and most realistic group. The poor animal is in the last agony - is evidently starving.
New Bedford Whaleman. Beta Pratt
Such was the type of man who left the town of New Bedford, Massachusetts, a whaling port, to seek his occupation in northern water.