Matthew Perry Monument (Newport, RI)

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Matthew Perry Memorial
United States
Commodore Matthew Perry Statue in Touro Park, Newport, RI.JPG
Matthew Perry statue in Touro Park, Newport, RI
For Commodore Matthew Perry
Unveiled May 1869
Location near Newport, RI
Designed by John Quincy Adams Ward

Matthew Perry Monument is a statue commemorating Commodore Matthew C. Perry. The statue is situated in Touro Park facing Bellevue Avenue in the heart of Newport, RI and was designed by John Quincy Adams Ward in 1869.[1] The pedestal was designed by Richard Morris Hunt.[2]

The statue is described:

Standing figure of Perry wearing his Naval uniform with tassels on the shoulders and a cape jacket draped over his proper right shoulder. His proper left hand rests on the hilt of a sword. The circular base has four bronze bas-reliefs that represent events in Perry's life: Africa (1843), Mexico (1846) and the Treaty with Japan (1954)--Reception of President's letter and negotiation of the Treaty.

—Smithsonian Institution[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Quincy Adams Ward, dean of American sculpture: with a catalogue raisonné By Lewis I. Sharp, (University of Delaware Press, 1985)
  2. ^ a b "Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry, (sculpture)". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 10 May 2012.