Monday, November 21, 2011

River North [Victory - by Daniel Chester French]

By, Daniel Chester French..
Location: 17 East Erie Street..
This is cast from working model for the First Division Memorial, President's Park, Washington D.C. Fortunately I have also seen the final version, which stands in Washington DC, and have included those photos. Scroll down to the last two images in this post...

The plaque reads..
Daniel Chester French
Victory, 1921-24
Signed: "D.C. French Roman Bronze Works, N.Y."
Cast from working model for the First Division Memorial, President's Park. South 17th Street, NW, Washington D.C.

How often does this happen, that a big truck, van, or a SUV, is standing right in front of the building you want to photograph, and it just would not move from there!

Below images, are of the First Division Memorial at Washington D.C...

First Division Memorial / Victory..
Division of the American Expeditionary Force (Infantry) that served in World War I.
The Memorial was dedicated on October 4, 1924..
Sculptor: Daniel Chester French created the gilded bronze firgure of "Victory"..
Architect: Cass Gilbert designed the obelisk, base and setting..
Location: The First Division Memorial is located in President's Park, south of the Executive Office Building and East of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

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