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Pro Patria

Period 1900-1919
Materials Bronze
Dimensions
W. 10 in; H. 24 in; D. 7 in;
W. 25.4 cm; H. 60.96 cm; D. 17.78 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date 1902
Description Signed: O’CONNOR (rear, self base)
Inscribed: Pro Patria (shield)
Marked: Cire / Perdue / H.H. Hébrard (top, self base), 5 (encircled, rear, self base)

Pro Patria is a study for a life-size stone memorial in Arlington Memorial Cemetery in Washington D.C., which honors Colonel Emerson Lyscum of the 9th Infantry Regiment who was killed in China during the Boxer Rebellion in 1900. His heroic charge against the enemy while carrying the regimental colors and exhorting his soldiers to "Keep Up The Fire Men" is commemorated to this day in the regimental trophy, the Liscum Bowl.
Styles / Movements Realism
Book References Desmaroux, Helène. l’Oeuvre du Sculpteur O’Connor, Paris: Librarie de France, 1927, illus., p. 25. Rogers, Millard F, Jr. Sketches and Bozzetti by American Sculptors 1800–1950. Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio, 1987: 175, fig. 275.
Incollect Reference Number 200592
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