Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Works in Colmar
Bartholdi's hometown Colmar prides itself with a number of statues and monuments by the sculptor, as well as with a museum, founded in 1922 in the house in which he was born, at 30 Rue des Marchands.
- Monument du Général Rapp – 1856 (first shown 1855 in Paris. Bartholdi's earliest major work)
- Fontaine Schongauer – 1863 (in front of the Unterlinden Museum)
- Fontaine de l'Amiral Bruat – 1864
- Fontaine Roeselmann – 1888
- Monument Hirn – 1894
- Fontaine Schwendi – 1898
- Statue "Les grands soutiens du monde" − 1902 (in the courtyard of the museum)
Other major works
Bartholdi's other major works includes a variety of statues at Clermont-Ferrand, in Paris, and in other places. Notable works include the following:
- 1852 : Francesca da Rimini;
- 1870 : LeVigneron;
- 1876 (plaster version in 1874) : Frieze and four angelic trumpeters on the tower of Brattle Square Church, Boston, Massachusetts, United States;
- 1876 (executed 1872, cast 1873) : The Marquis de Lafayette Statue, in Union Square, New York City, United States;
- 1878 : The Bartholdi Fountain in Bartholdi Park, the United States Botanic Garden, Washington, D.C., United States;
- 1880 : The Lion of Belfort, in Belfort, France, a massive sculpture of a lion carved into the side of a mountain, depicting the huge struggle of the French to hold off the Prussian assault at the end of the Franco-Prussian War. Bartholdi was an officer himself during this period, attached to Garibaldi.
- 1889 : Switzerland Succoring Strasbourg, at Basel, Switzerland, was a gift from the French city of Strasbourg, in appreciation of the help it received during the Franco-Prussian War.
- 1892 : Fontaine Bartholdi, on the Place des Terreaux, in Lyon, France.
- 1895 : Lafayette and Washington Monument, in the Place des États-Unis, Paris, and an exact replica at Morningside Park, New York City, United States.
- 1903 : Equestrian statue of Vercingetorix at Clermont-Ferrand.