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Date: 1949-02-20 

Description: Dorothea Schon, Sun Prairie artist, at work in her studio on her sculpture of Christ the King. When it is completed, the four and a half by three foot wood...

Date: 1914-07 

Description: Starting to raise "Wisconsin" statue onto the dome of the Wisconsin State Capitol (the fourth State Capitol, the third in Madison, 1906 - ). The gilded bro...

Date: 1990 

Description: Norwegian-born Colonel Hans Christian Heg of the 15th Wisconsin Infantry was mortally wounded at Chickamauga on 19 September 1863 and died the next day. Th...

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Description: Sculptor Louis Mayer, with his larger-than-life portrait bust of Senator Robert M. La Follette, Sr., modeled in 1919. Mayer was a Milwaukee-born painter a...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Harriet Hosmer (1830-1908), Massachusetts-based sculptor. Handwritten inscription at bottom of card reads, "Harriet...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Helen Farnsworth Mears sitting on a ladder and resting her head against her hand.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Close-up of the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow monument and the surrounding cobbled square. Installed in 1888 and sculpted by Franklin Simmons, the monument f...

Historical Essay

'Forward' Statue

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

'Forward' statue by Wisconsin artist Jean Pond Miner, 1893. (Museum object #1998.1.1)

Photograph

Young Sculptor

Date: 1968-05-13 

Description: Thurman Butler, 16, with the sculpture he made while practicing cutting and welding techniques in a foundry course at Milwaukee Technical college. He calle...

Date: 1931 

Description: Wisconsin State Capitol dome, showing the statue "Wisconsin", by Daniel Chester French.

Date: 1924 

Description: Sculptor Gutzon Borglum at work on his bust of Robert M. La Follette, Sr., and Burton K. Wheeler. The medallion was the official medal of La Follette's Ind...

Photograph

North Pediment

Date:  date unknown

Description: North Pediment, called "Learning of the World, by the sculptor Attilio Piccirilli. This is one of four groups of granite statuary on the exterior of the Wi...

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Description: One of four allegorical statuary groups, done by sculptor Karl Bitter, on the exterior of the Wisconsin State Capitol. This one is named "Strength", and is...

Brief biography of Helen Farnsworth Mears, the sculptress whose nine-foot statue, "Genius of Wisconsin," now stands in the WI state capitol.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Statue of Colonel Hans Christian Heg, by Paul Fjelde, at the King Street approach to the Wisconsin State Capitol. Commander of the 15th Wisconsin Infantry,...

Photograph

"The West" Statue

Date:  date unknown

Description: "The West" statue at the first floor southwest entrance the Wisconsin State Capitol. Vinnie Ream Hoxie modeled this statue in 1866-1868. It was carved in R...

Photograph

South Pediment

Date:  date unknown

Description: South Pediment, called "The Virtues and Traits of Character," by the sculptor Adolph Weinman. One of four groups of granite statuary on the exterior of the...

Historical Essay

Vinnie Ream Marble Sculpture

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Spirito Del Carnevale (Spirit of the Carnival)sculpture by Vinnie Ream, 1870. (Museum Object #1965.270.2)

Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait of Daniel C. French, sculptor of the figure, "Wisconsin" which graces the top of the Wisconsin State Capitol dome. French met George Post at the C...

Date: 1914-07-20 

Description: The bronze statue "Wisconsin," by Daniel Chester French, is hoisted to the top of the Wisconsin State Capitol dome.

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