"Wisconsin" Statue | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society


"Wisconsin" Statue


"Wisconsin", the bronze statue which was sculpted by Daniel Chester French, covered in gold leaf, atop the Wisconsin State Capitol. The piece includes a badger and clusters of grapes on top of "Wisconsin's" head, and an orb in her left hand.


Image ID: 35542

Creation Date: 1971-04-11 

Creator Name: Potter, James T.

City: Madison

County: Dane

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: James T. Potter Collection

Genre: Photograph

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Originally published in a Wisconsin State Journal column entitled "Have You Seen This Madison?". The column ran from 1969 to 1977. In the original column with which this photograph ran, the statue was referred to erroneously as Miss Forward.



Art, Classical


Capitol buildings

Indoor photography




Wisconsin State Capitol

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