Friday, March 7, 2014

Skywatch Friday


Tadeusz Kosciuszko (1746–1817) was a Polish, Belarusian and Lithuanian national hero, and an honorary citizen of France who fought in the American Revolution under George Washington. In recognition of his dedicated and faithful service he was brevetted by the Continental Congress to the rank of Brigadier General in 1783, and became a naturalized citizen of the United States that same year.

This statue, erected in 1927 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the enlistment of Kosciuszko into the Continental Army, is the work of Theo Ruggles Kitson (1876-1932), one of the most prolific female bronze sculptors in America who also designed the world renowned statue of the Minuteman at the Lexington Battle Green. The sculpture portrays Kosciuszko holding the plans for the future West Point. The statue is located near the Boylston Street entrance of the Public Gardens.



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8 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Very dashing looking fellow and a beautiful bronze statue and a lovely sky.

Mrs Kosciuszko is a contender for Paris town hall this year...

ladyfi said...

What a great shot!

Rajlakshmi said...

wowww whata gorgeous shot.. feel like jumping into the snow :)

HansHB said...

Great shot, nice sky!

Malyss said...

We have now a politic woman in France who have the same name!
I see that you still have snow, must be beautiufl under blue sky!

Ragdoll Mommy said...

Fabulous shot!

Marie said...

Great shot!

Bob Crowe said...

Your framing makes him look like a fiery angel. Like it.