Benjamin Harrison (Niehaus)

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Benjamin Harrison
Benjamin Harrison by Charles Henry Niehaus (1908) SOS! Control IAS 76007326.jpg
Artist Charles Henry Niehaus
Year 1908 (1908)
Type bronze
Dimensions 1.3 m × 0.47 m × 0.55 m (4.2 ft × 1.54 ft × 1.8 ft)
Location Indianapolis
Coordinates 39°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[edit]

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[edit]

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]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Benjamin Harrison (sculpture)". Smithsonian Institute Collections Search Center. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  2. ^ "I Heart Harrison". Indianapolis Monthly: 160. February 2008. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  3. ^ Save Outdoor Sculpture, Indiana Survey (1993). "Benjamin Harrison (sculpture)". SIRIS. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 11 April 2010. 
  4. ^ Bodenhamer, David J.; Barrows, Robert G. (1994). The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. Indiana University Press. p. 661. ISBN 0-253-31222-1. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 

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