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"Faith" Wisconsin State Capitol Sculpture

"Faith" Wisconsin State Capitol Sculpture | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Three ornamental sculptures on the base of the Wisconsin State Capitol dome.
Three ornamental sculptures on the base of the Wisconsin State Capitol dome.
Image ID:7054
Creation Date: 1914
Creator Name:Unknown
Collection Name:Album 09 ((State Capitol, 4th [present capitol, 1906-])
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:Album 9.25
Original Dimensions:7 x 9 inches
The four sculptured groups by Karl Bitter, including "Faith", were installed beneath the dome in 1913. Inspired by Attic sculpture the artist had seen in Greece, the groups were not designed to be free-standing pieces of sculpture but fully integrated architectural adornment and were carved from the same white granite used for the Capitol itself.
Architecture, Classical
Wisconsin State Capitol
Outdoor photography
Stone buildings

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