Caspar Buberl: The Pension Building Civil War Frieze and Other Washington, D.C. Sculpture

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Focuses on four works in and around Washington, D.C.: the Civil War frieze on the Pension Building (1883), the Confederate memorial in Alexandria, Virginia (1889), the group Columbia Protecting Science and Industry on the Arts and Industries Building (1880), and the six allegorical relief panels in the National Portrait Gallery, originally the Patent Office (1884). Heavily sourced and footnoted.


  • Burberl, Caspar
  • Meigs, Montgomery C (Montgomery Cunningham) 1816-1892
  • United States National Museum
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Patent Office Building (POB)
  • National Portrait Gallery (U.S.)


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Records of the Columbia Historical Society Vol. vol. 50 (Journal)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,




  • Art
  • Sculpture
  • Architecture
  • Buildings
  • Art objects

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pp. 309-44

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