Benjamin Harrison (Niehaus)
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Benjamin Harrison Niehaus
Benjamin Harrison
Benjamin Harrison by Charles Henry Niehaus (1908) SOS! Control IAS 76007326.jpg
ArtistCharles Henry Niehaus
Year1908 (1908)
Typebronze
Dimensions1.3 m × 0.47 m × 0.55 m (4.2 ft × 1.54 ft × 1.8 ft)
LocationIndianapolis
Coordinates39°46?17?N 86°9?25?W / 39.77139°N 86.15694°W / 39.77139; -86.15694

Benjamin Harrison is a public artwork by American artist Charles Henry Niehaus, located in University Park in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. It is a full-length bronze sculptural portrait of 23rd President of the United States, the only U.S. President from Indiana.

Description

The sculpture was designed by Henry Bacon, sculpted by Charles Henry Niehaus, and cast by Gorham Manufacturing Company. The statue was dedicated October 27, 1908.[1] The statue was partially funded by a benefit held at the English Opera House in 1902.[2]

The sculpture depicts Benjamin Harrison standing before a draped, Greek style chair. He wears an open overcoat with one hand upraised and one hand holding gloves. The sculpture is mounted on an oval limestone base with a decorative top border and a relief of an eagle on the front.[3]

Location

University Park is part of the Indiana World War Memorial Plaza in downtown Indianapolis. During his presidential campaign, Benjamin Harrison often gave speeches to traveling delegations in University Park.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Benjamin Harrison (sculpture)". Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "I Heart Harrison". Indianapolis Monthly: 160. February 2008. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Save Outdoor Sculpture, Indiana Survey (1993). "Benjamin Harrison (sculpture)". SIRIS. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2010.
  4. ^ Bodenhamer, David J.; Barrows, Robert G. (1994). The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. Indiana University Press. p. 661. ISBN 0-253-31222-1. Retrieved .

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