Jose Artigas Statue

Title

Jose Artigas Statue

Description

General Jose Gervasio Artigas was a military and political leader in Uruguay in the 1800s. Influenced by the Enlightenment ideas which also sparked the American Revolution, Artigas' revolutionary movement was part of the Spanish American wars for independence. This statue is a cast of one which stands in Uruguay. It was commissioned as a goodwill gesture between that nation and the United States in the early 1940s, but was not delivered until 1947. Two years later, Congress authorized funds for the creation of a base for the statue and the work of installing it at its present site.

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.

Date

06/19/1950 (dedicated)

Coverage

Physical Description

Bronze statue on a marble base.

Location

18th Street, at the Intersection of Constitution and Virginia Avenues.

Description

General Jose Gervasio Artigas was a military and political leader in Uruguay in the 1800s. Influenced by the Enlightenment ideas which also sparked the American Revolution, Artigas' revolutionary movement was part of the Spanish American wars for independence. This statue is a cast of one which stands in Uruguay. It was commissioned as a goodwill gesture between that nation and the United States in the early 1940s, but was not delivered until 1947. Two years later, Congress authorized funds for the creation of a base for the statue and the work of installing it at its present site.

Creator

Juan Manuel Banes

Date

06/19/1950 (dedicated)

Coverage

1950-1979

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.