Bartholdi, Frédéric-Auguste, 1834-1904

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1834-08-02
Death 1904-10-04
French
French, English

Biographical notes:

Sculptor.

From the description of Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi papers, 1884-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450160

Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1904) was an Alsatian sculptor known for his monumental works on patriotic and republican themes. His most famous creation is the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. The statue, dedicated in 1886, was a gift to the U.S. from the French people.

From the description of Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi papers, 1871. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122346246

Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1904) was an Alsatian sculptor known for his monumental works on patriotic and republican themes. His most famous creation is, "Liberty Enlightening the World," more commonly known as The Statue of Liberty. The creation of a monument commemorating French-American friendship, focusing on the idea of liberty was first suggested to Bartholdi by his friend the French statesman, Edouard de Laboulaye in 1865. In 1871 Bartholdi made his first trip to the United States to find an appropriate site for the proposed work and to try to interest prominent Americans in the project. In 1876 a subscription campaign was begun in France to pay for the statue which was to be given to the U.S. as a gift from the French people. Bartholdi returned to the U.S. in 1876 to help set up an American committee to raise funds for the statue's pedestal. The completed work was presented to the U.S. in 1885 and dedicated in New York Harbor on October 28, 1886.

From the guide to the Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi papers, 1871, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

French sculptor.

From the description of Letters, 1859-1889. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81339698

The American Committee of the Statue of Liberty was an ad hoc organization formed to raise financial support for the siting and erection in New York harbor of Auguste Bartholdi's Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World. Bartholdi gave Richard Butler, secretary of the Committee, power of attorney in the United States to handle his affairs regarding the statue.

From the guide to the American Committee of the Statue of Liberty correspondence, 1881-1901, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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Subjects:

  • Decoration and ornament, Architectural
  • Monuments
  • Artists, French
  • Sculptors, French
  • Visitors, foreign
  • Smithsonian Exchange
  • Fountain
  • Sculptors
  • Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.)
  • Medals
  • Visitors, Foreign--United States
  • Sculpture--19th century

Occupations:

  • Sculptors

Places:

  • France (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)