Sam Houston (sculpture)

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Sam Houston
SamHoustonStatueMemorialHermann.jpg
The equestrian statue in 2011
ArtistEnrico Cerracchio
Year1925 (1925)
TypeSculpture
MediumBronze
SubjectSam Houston
Dimensions6.1 m × 6.1 m × 2.7 m (20 ft × 20 ft × 9 ft)
Condition"Treatment urgent" (1993)
LocationHouston, Texas, United States
Coordinates29°43′18″N 95°23′27″W / 29.72159°N 95.39096°W / 29.72159; -95.39096Coordinates: 29°43′18″N 95°23′27″W / 29.72159°N 95.39096°W / 29.72159; -95.39096
OwnerCity of Houston's Municipal Arts Commission

Sam Houston, also known as Sam Houston Monument,[1] is an outdoor bronze sculpture of Sam Houston by Enrico Cerracchio, located at the northwest corner of Hermann Park in Houston, Texas, in the United States.[2] The work is administered by the City of Houston's Municipal Arts Commission.

Description[edit]

Sam Houston was designed by Enrico Cerracchio in 1924 and dedicated on August 16, 1925.[3] The equestrian statue depicts Sam Houston atop his horse, wearing military attire and a long cape. He has a beard and points with his right arm.[2] The bronze sculpture measures approximately 20 feet (6.1 m) x 20 feet (6.1 m) x 9 feet (2.7 m), and is set on a gray granite arch base that measures approximately 25 feet (7.6 m) x 18 feet (5.5 m) x 9 feet (2.7 m) with a Lone Star on its keystone. Sam Houston is administered by the City of Houston's Municipal Arts Commission.[2]

History[edit]

The statue's condition was deemed "treatment urgent" by the Smithsonian Institution's "Save Outdoor Sculpture!" program in March 1993.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sam Houston Monument". City of Houston. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Sam Houston, (sculpture)". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved September 4, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Cerracchio, Enrico Filberto (14 January 2018). "Sam Houston" – via siris-artinventories.si.edu Library Catalog.

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