Major General Comte Jean de Rochambeau

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Major General Comte Jean de Rochambeau
Comte de Rochambeau statue DC.JPG
Artist Fernand Hamar
Year 1901
Type Bronze
Location Lafayette Square (Washington, D.C.), Northwest, Washington, D.C.
Owner

National Park Service

Major General Comte Jean de Rochambeau
Major General Comte Jean de Rochambeau is located in Washington, D.C.
Major General Comte Jean de Rochambeau
Location Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°53′56.44″N 77°2′15.83″W / 38.8990111°N 77.0377306°W / 38.8990111; -77.0377306Coordinates: 38°53′56.44″N 77°2′15.83″W / 38.8990111°N 77.0377306°W / 38.8990111; -77.0377306
Area less than one acre
Part of American Revolution Statuary.
NRHP Reference # 78000256[1]
Added to NRHP July 14, 1978[2]

Major General Comte Jean de Rochambeau is a bronze statue by Fernand Hamar.[3]

It is located in Lafayette Park, Washington, D.C.[4] President Theodore Roosevelt dedicated the statue on May 24, 1902.[5][6]

The inscription reads:
FONDU PARLE PAL D'OSNE 58 RUE VOLTAIRE
(Sculpture of Liberty, front near base:)
F. HAMAR
(Base, north face:)
We have been
contemporaries
and
fellow labourers
in the cause
of liberty
and we have lived
together
as brothers should do
in harmonious friendship
WASHINGTON TO ROCHAMBEAU
Feb. 1, 1784
(Base, north face, bottom:)
BY THE CONGRESS
MAY XXIV MDCCCII
(Base, front below sculpture of Rochambeau:)
ROCHAMBEAU

A copy of the statue exists in Paris at the Place Rochambeau

As part of the American Revolution Statuary in Washington, D.C. the statue is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "American Revolution Statuary". National Park Service. July 14, 1978. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Major General Comte Jean de Rochambeau, (sculpture)". SIRIS
  4. ^ http://dc.about.com/od/dcparks/ss/LafayettePark_2.htm
  5. ^ http://www.nps.gov/whho/historyculture/rochambeau.htm
  6. ^ "The Unveiling of Rochambeau's Statue". The NEw York Times. May 25, 1902. 

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