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CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

 

Artwork

Title Artist Date

Christopher Columbus

Unknown

10/12/1952


 

Medium

Medium Category

Bronze Sculpture on Engraved Smooth Grey Granite Base
 

Statue

Measurements

Unit Measure Object Height Object Width Object Depth Object Diameter
Feet 7.417 2.5 2.5 N/A
 
Unit Measure Base Height Base Width Base Depth Base Diameter
Feet 8 4 4 N/A

Description

Description
Columbus stands dressed in period garb; hat, britches, coat and vest. The inscription on the front of the base reads: "Christopher Columbus, erected and dedicated by the federation of Italian-American Societies and public-spirited citizens in the City of Buffalo." There are three ships carved on the other three sides of the base. The inscription on the proper left side reads: "The Caravel Nina." The inscription on the proper right side reads: "The Caravel Pinta." The inscription on the rear of the base reads: "The Flagship Santa Maria."


 

Biographical Info.

Bio.
No information is available at present.





 

Location History

Location Purpose Date Verified Current Record
Columbus Park, near Porter Ave. and Niagara St. intersection Display December 2003 Yes
Franklin St., Eagle St., and Niagara St. intersection Display November 1979 No

Conservation/Preservation History

Treatment Performed by Date Completed Previous Object Condition New Object Condition Previous Base Condition New Base Condition Current Record
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. August 2002 Good Very Good Good Good Yes
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. November 2000 Fair Very Good Fair Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. September 2000 Good Very Good Good Very Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. July
1998
Good Very Good Very Good Very Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. September 1997 Good Very Good Very Good Very Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. September 1996 Good Very Good Very Good Very Good No
Univ. at Buffalo Sponsored Programs, Casting Institute September 1995 Poor Excellent Fair Excellent No

Condition Survey History

Surveyed By Purpose Date Completed Object Condition Base Condition Current Record
University at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning Save Outdoor Sculpture Inventory and Condition Survey July 1992 Poor Good No