Anthony Wayne - Philadelphia, PA
N 39° 57.884 W 075° 10.856
18S E 484547 N 4423858
Quick Description: This beautiful Revolutionary War memorial/monument is an equestrian statue of Anthony Wayne and can be found on the southeastern terrace of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 1/28/2011 7:12:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMAM47
This is a beautiful, bronze-gilded (golden) portrait of General Wayne astride his horse. He is dressed in his military uniform consisting of a long double-breasted jacket with fringed epaulets, a high-necked shirt, a three-cornered hat, knee britches, and boots. He holds the reins in his proper left hand and a riding crop in his proper right hand. The horse's right front leg is raised. The sculpture rests atop a tall rectangular base. There a a few of these specific veteran monuments scattered about the art museum and the oval below.
John Gregory was the sculptor of this monument (1879 - 1958). The architect was Paul Philippe Cret (1976 - 1945) and Gustav Ketterer was the craftsman (1870 - 1953). The Roman Bronze Works, founder. The monument was dedicated Sept. 17, 1937. The monument consists of gilded bronze with the base consisting of cold spring rainbow granite. Its dimensions are: Sculpture: approx. 130 1/2 x 54 x 46 in.; Base: 174 x 78 x 148 in.
From the SIRIS site: A fund was established in 1893 by the Sons of the Revolution to honor Pennsylvania's most famous Revolutionary War officer, Major General Anthony Wayne. By 1934, 30,000 dollars had been raised, but it was not until 1937 that a full-sized clay model was finished. Inscription located at the foot of the base reads: Anthony Wayne/A memorial of his valour(sic)/a tribute to his achievements/in the War of Independence/The Pennsylvania Society/Sons of the Revolution/Here inscribe his name/in honor/1937. The gold leaf was applied by Gustave Ketterer. The base was a collaborative effort between the artist and architect, Paul Cret.
Anthony Wayne (January 1, 1745 – December 15, 1796) was a United States Army general and statesman. Wayne adopted a military career at the outset of the American Revolutionary War, where his military exploits and fiery personality quickly earned him a promotion to the rank of brigadier general and the sobriquet of Mad Anthony.