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General Lafayette - Lafayette, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 53.501 W 122° 07.077
10S E 577556 N 4194163
Quick Description: A statue of General Lafayette, in a city that bares his name.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/29/2009 5:52:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM7J0T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member txoilgas
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Long Description:
From the inventory: "Full-length portrait of General Lafayette. He wears a military uniform of the eighteenth century including breeches, boots, vest and tailed jacket with epaulets. His proper right hand rests on his chest beneath a sash. His proper left hand holds the hilt of a sword which hangs at his proper left hip. The bronze sculpture stands on a square green marble base.

The sculpture was funded by the Langeac Society. The sculpture is an exact duplicate of a sculpture in Lafayette, Louisiana and was cast by Shidoni from the same mold."

The plaque reads: "General Lafayette 1757-1834 dedicated on September 29, 1991 by the city council for the citizens of Lafayette. This statue represents the spirit of cooperation between our city, Bedford properties, the Lafayette-Langeac society and the city of Lafayette, Louisiana where the original statue resides. Statue cast by Shidoni Foundry, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Mayor Gayle B. Uilkema, city council Richard F. Holmes, Scott Malan, Donald L. Tatzin, Avon M. Wilson."
TITLE: General Lafayette

ARTIST(S): Correia, Charles, sculptor. Shidoni Foundry, founder.

DATE: 1987. Cast 1991. Dedicated Sept. 29, 1991.

MEDIUM: Sculpture: bronze; Base: marble.


Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

Located Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Golden Gate Way & Monaga Road, Lafayette, California


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