Jacques Lipchitz
Study for Monument to 'The Spirit of Enterprise' 1953

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Jacques Lipchitz 1891–1973
Study for Monument to 'The Spirit of Enterprise'
Date 1953
Medium Bronze
Dimensions Object: 803 x 724 x 321 mm
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Not on display

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In 1950 Lipchitz was commissioned to contribute a work to an open-air collection of sculpture commemorating American history at Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. This is a study for the five-metre-wide Spirit of Enterprise that resulted. It shows a striding pioneer, bearing a caduceus (the ancient symbol of commerce), being led by an eagle. The final monument, his first major American commission, was not inaugurated until 1960.

August 2004

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