Statue of the Comte de Rochambeau

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Major General Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau
Rochambeau Statue (Washington, D.C.) - DSC01033.JPG
ArtistFernand Hamar
Year1902
TypeBronze
LocationLafayette Square (Washington, D.C.), Northwest, Washington, D.C.
OwnerNational Park Service
Statue of the Comte de Rochambeau
Statue of the Comte de Rochambeau is located in Washington, D.C.
Statue of the Comte de Rochambeau
LocationWashington, D.C.
Coordinates38°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
Arealess than one acre
Part ofAmerican Revolution Statuary
NRHP reference No.78000256[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 14, 1978[2]

Major General Comte Jean de Rochambeau is a bronze statue by Fernand Hamar which honors Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, a French nobleman and general who played a major role in helping the Thirteen Colonies win independence during the American Revolution.[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
February 1, 1784
(Base, north face, bottom:)
BY THE CONGRESS
MAY XXIV MDCCCCII
(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 Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  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. ^ "What to See in Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C."
  5. ^ "Rochambeau Statue – President's Park (White House) (U.S. National Park Service)". www.nps.gov.
  6. ^ "The Unveiling of Rochambeau's Statue". The NEw York Times. May 25, 1902.

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