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Maker(s):French, Daniel Chester
Culture:American (1850-1931)
Title:The Concord Minute Man of 1775
Date Made:1889 (cast after 1917)
Measurements:whole: 32 1/2 x 17 x 12 in.; 82.55 x 43.18 x 30.48 cm
Accession Number:  AC S.1933.1
Credit Line:Gift of George D. Pratt (Class of 1893)
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

history; American Revolution; has bronze column pedestal

Label Text:
As the Centennial of the American Revolution drew near, the citizens of Concord, Massachusetts, commissioned the young Daniel Chester French to craft a fitting monument. His figure of an idealized farmer-turned-soldier was based on a famous classical sculpture, the so-called Apollo Belvedere. Unveiled to acclaim in 1875, the life-size monument became a popular icon of the Revolution, and thus prompted the production of many reductions.

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