Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Daniel Chester French - Law Power and Prosperity (unseen) Statues - Mullett's Second Empire Post Office Philadelphia - 1880




The contract for the Philadelphia group was signed in May, 1878. The theme French chose was Law, Prosperity and Power. The group is designed of three figures with a central and dramatic woman, Law, standing sixteen feet high and holding high above her head the tablets of law. Seated on her right is a man representing Power, his torso turned to face the standing figure. On Law’s left is a seated woman representing Prosperity, chest bared and looking forward. The work was completed in May, 1880.












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