The Resource Capitol Square Data : Washington Equestrian Statue, "Virginia Washington Monument" [plans, elevations, sections, and details]

Capitol Square Data : Washington Equestrian Statue, "Virginia Washington Monument" [plans, elevations, sections, and details]

Label
Capitol Square Data : Washington Equestrian Statue, "Virginia Washington Monument" [plans, elevations, sections, and details], 1850
Title
Capitol Square Data
Title remainder
Washington Equestrian Statue, "Virginia Washington Monument" [plans, elevations, sections, and details]
Inclusive dates
1850
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Drawing is signed "Tho. Crawford/ May 1850."
  • This accession depicts the winning design for the 1849-1850 competition to design an equestrian statue of George Washington for the Virginia Capitol grounds. Thomas Crawford of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, received the commission
  • This is part of an artificial collection of records, Capitol Square data, assembled from several sources, including governor's office letters received, General Assembly records, and the office of the auditor of public accounts
Note
Agency history record (0008-25560) describes the history and functions of the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928) (search for Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928) as author)
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
On 16 February 1816 the General Assembly passed a resolution authorizing the governor to inquire of Bushrod Washington whether he and his family would permit the remains of George and Martha Washington to be removed from the vault at Mount Vernon and placed in a monument to be built in Richmond by public subscription. Although the Washington family refused to grant permission to transfer the remains, popular support for a proposed Washington monument in Richmond resulted in the collection of a large sum of money. On 22 February 1828 the General Assembly authorized the governor to invest the money in state stock as the Washington Monument Fund. Several plans for the monument were considered before that of Thomas Crawford, of Philadelphia, was accepted. His equestrian monument to George Washington was unveiled in Capitol Square on 22 February 1858.
Cataloging source
Vi
Citation location within source
entry no. 668
Citation source
  • Auditor of Public Accounts inventory
  • Brumbaugh, Thomas B. THE EVOLUTION OF CRAWFORD'S WASHINGTON, Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 70, No. 1, January 1962, p. 3-29
Label
Capitol Square Data : Washington Equestrian Statue, "Virginia Washington Monument" [plans, elevations, sections, and details]
Note
  • Located in the LVA General Architectural Files Collection, Folder 110
  • CD # 139 (2 elevations of pedestal), 143 (stairs)
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  • The Library of Virginia
Dimensions
size varies.
Extent
20 sheets
Immediate source of acquisition
Donor information unavailable.
Other physical details
Pen and ink on linen and pricking, pencil, pen and ink and ink wash on paper
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001507001

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