Memorial to Major General George Gordon Meade (preliminary model)

  • Charles Grafly, Memorial to Major General George Gordon Meade (preliminary model), 1915-1925, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Dorothy Grafly, 1968.40

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In 1913 the state of Pennsylvania commissioned a statue of Civil War general George Meade, a native Pennsylvanian who led the Union troops to victory at the Battle of Gettysburg. Originally installed at Union Square, Washington, D.C., in 1922, the memorial was moved by the National Park Service into storage in 1969 for the construction of the reflecting pool, where it remained until 1983. It was then reinstalled on Pennsylvania Avenue and 3rd Street, near the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse.

Title
Memorial to Major General George Gordon Meade (preliminary model)
Artists
Date
1915-1925
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Dimensions
36 1/8 x 18 x 18 in. (91.9 x 45.7 x 45.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Dorothy Grafly

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Allegory – other – triumph
  • History – United States – Civil War
  • Monument – statue – Meade
  • Figure group – nude
  • Study – sculpture model
Object Number
1968.40
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