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COMMODORE OLIVER HAZARD PERRY

 

Artwork

Title Artist Date

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry

Charles H. Niehaus

Unveiled 5/30/1916, Dedicated 9/25/1916

 

Medium

Medium Category

Bronze Statue on Ornate Pink Granite Base

 

Statue

Measurements

Unit Measure Object Height Object Width Object Depth Object Diameter
Feet 9 3 3 N/A
 
Unit Measure Base Height Base Width Base Depth Base Diameter
Feet 7.5 N/A N/A 4.5

Description

Description
Perry stands dressed in period garb; jacket, trousers, and a shirt open at the collar. The subject's legs are spread apart, his arms are at his sides, and his proper left hand grasps a sword affixed to his belt. Perry appears to overlook Lake Erie as if viewing an approaching fleet.





 

Biographical Info.

Bio.
Commodore Perry defeated the British naval fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. This statue was erected by the State of New York Perry Victory Centennial Committee. and was dedicated at the annual reunion of the 100th New York Veterans Association.



 

Location History

Location Purpose Date Verified Current Record
Front Park, near parking area
 
Display December 2003 Yes

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 Poor Poor Yes
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. September 2000 Good Very Good Poor Poor No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. July
1998
Good Very Good Poor Poor No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. September 1997 Fair Very Good Poor Poor No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. August 1996 Good Very Good Poor Poor No
Fine Objects Conservation, Inc. July 1994 Very Poor Excellent Very Poor Poor 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