Sacajawea and Jean-Baptiste

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Sacajawea and Jean-Baptiste
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The sculpture in 2006
Sacajawea and Jean-Baptiste is located in Portland, Oregon
Sacajawea and Jean-Baptiste
Sacajawea and Jean-Baptiste
Location in Portland, Oregon
Artist Alice Cooper
Year 1905 (1905)
Type Sculpture
Medium Bronze
Subject Sacagawea and Jean Baptiste Charbonneau
Dimensions 2.1 m × 1.1 m × 0.91 m (7 ft × 3.5 ft × 3 ft)
Location Portland, Oregon, United States
Coordinates 45°31′17″N 122°42′08″W / 45.521448°N 122.702287°W / 45.521448; -122.702287Coordinates: 45°31′17″N 122°42′08″W / 45.521448°N 122.702287°W / 45.521448; -122.702287

Sacajawea and Jean-Baptiste is a bronze sculpture of Sacagawea and Jean Baptiste Charbonneau by American artist Alice Cooper, located in Washington Park in Portland, Oregon, in the United States.[1]

Description

Sacajawea and Jean-Baptiste, designed by Alice Cooper (1875–1937), is an outdoor bronze sculpture, located in Washington Park in Portland, Oregon. It depicts Sacagawea, the Lemhi Shoshone woman who accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition during their exploration of the Western United States, with her son Jean Baptiste Charbonneau. The statue measures 7 feet (2.1 m) x 3.5 feet (1.1 m) x 3 feet (0.91 m).[1]

History

The statue c. 1912

The sculpture was commissioned for the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition (1905) by the Committee of Portland Women, who requested a sculpture of "the only woman in the Lewis and Clark Expedition and in honor of the pioneer mother of old Oregon."[1] Funding sources included the Port of Portland and Women for Lewis and Clark Exposition, which was supported by women across the Western United States.[1] The sculpture was unveiled on July 6, 1905 and originally stood in the center of the exposition's plaza.[2] Suffragists present at the dedication included Susan B. Anthony, Abigail Scott Duniway and Anna Howard Shaw.[1] The statue was relocated to Washington Park on April 6, 1906, upon the fair's completion.[2] According to the Regional Arts & Culture Council, which administers the sculpture, Cooper was the first female artist to be represented in Portland's public sculpture collection.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Public Art Search: Sacajawea and Jean-Baptiste". Regional Arts & Culture Council. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Washington Park, Portland, Oregon". Washburn, North Dakota: The Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation. Retrieved March 8, 2014.

External links

External image
View of a statue of Sacajawea and Jean-Baptiste, by Alice Cooper, located in Washington Park, Portland, Oregon, ca. 1905–1915, University of Southern California
  • Media related to Sacajawea and Jean-Baptiste at Wikimedia Commons
  • Sacajawea, (sculpture). at the Smithsonian Institution
  • Sacajawea and Jean-Baptiste at the Public Art Archive
  • View of a statue of Sacajawea and Jean-Baptiste at the Digital Public Library of America
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