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  • Dallin, Cyrus Edwin,
  • Cottrell, W. Liance,
  • Harrison Granite Company,
  • Gorham Manufacturing Company,
  • Van Amringe Granite Company,
  • Portrait male -- Hancock, Winfield Scott
  • History -- United States
  • Occupation -- Military
  • Outdoor Sculpture -- Pennsylvania -- Gettysburg
  • Sculpture
    The Pennsylvania State Memorial: Winfield Scott Hancock, (sculpture).
    Dallin, Cyrus Edwin, 1861-1944, sculptor.
    Cottrell, W. Liance, architect.
    Harrison Granite Company, fabricator.
    Gorham Manufacturing Company, founder.
    Van Amringe Granite Company, fabricator.
    The Pennsylvania State Memorial: Winfield Scott Hancock, (sculpture).
    Other Titles: 
    Winfield Scott Hancock, (sculpture).
    Memorial begun summer 1909. Memorial dedicated Sept. 27, 1910. Military statues installed April 1913. Memorial rededicated July 4, 1913.
    Statue: bronze; Memorial: granite.
    Statue: approx. H. 8 ft.; Memorial: approx. H. 100 ft. x W. 100 ft.
    (On memorial: ninety bronze tablets listing the names of every Pennsylvanian who fought at Gettysburg)
    This standing portrait of Winfield Scott Hancock is one of eight bronze sculptures installed in the niches that flank the four archways of the massive granite Pennsylvania State Memorial. The memorial is topped by a dome adorned with a bronze female figure representing the Goddess of Victory and Peace. Above each archway are granite monoliths containing battle scenes honoring the four branches of the service. And in the spandrels flanking each archway are classical maidens, each holding either a trumpet or a wreath of victory.
    Portrait male -- Hancock, Winfield Scott -- Full length
    History -- United States -- Civil War
    Occupation -- Military -- General
    Object Type: 
    Outdoor Sculpture -- Pennsylvania -- Gettysburg
    Administered by United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Washington, District of Columbia
    Administered by Gettysburg National Military Park, 97 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
    Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Hancock, Pleasanton & Humphrey Avenues, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
    In 1907, $150,000 was appropriated to erect a suitable memorial to honor all Pennsylvanians who participated in the battle at Gettysburg. The design submitted by architect W. Liance Cottrell was selected and the Harrison Granite Company was chosen to execute the design. Construction on the memorial began in the summer of 1909. However, at the time of the dedication on Sept. 27, 1910, the eight portrait statues Cottrell envisioned for the niches on either side of each archway were missing due to the lack of funds. In the year following the dedication, an additional $40,000 as appropriated to create the statues, and the Van Amringe Granite Company as given the contract. The statues were cast at the Gorham Manufacturing Company and were installed in April of 1913. The total cost for the memorial was $200,000.
    : Winfield Scott Hancock was the commander of the 2nd Corps during the battle at Gettysburg. The memorial is listed on the National Park Service, List of Classified Structures (referred to as MN 260) and is referenced in the Gettysburg National Military Park Archives, vol. 2. IAS files contain an excerpt from Frederick W. Hawthorne's "Gettysburg: Stories of Men and Monuments" Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides, 1988.
    Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
    Gettysburg Battlefield.
    National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, PA5114, 1989.
    Monumental News, Jan. and Aug. 1913.
    Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania survey, 1995.
    Monumental News, Aug. 1913, pg. 552-553, cover.
    The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
    Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum, P.O. Box 37012, MRC 970, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
    Control Number: 
    IAS 77001099
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