The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on August 29, 1894 · Page 6
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IdWA'S GRfcAt fJUTfiLV Made % th<- Danish Sculptor, ftohl-Smlth-Tw« Years of Stead? Planned. Carl Rohl-Srriith's stiul$q in the sotttj- gable of the Woman's Temple, high above the, roar of LaSalle street, Says the Chicago correspondent of the Daily Iowa Capital, is the Scene to-day of an activity unusual in a sculptor's Working quarters. Day before yesterday the Danish sciilptor, ivfao is "modeling 1 the sculpture of the Iowa soldiers' and sailors' monument, finished the clay model of the Iowa sailor boy, one'of the.-foul- statttes which .ate to" stand at the corners of the base. This is the first figure to be inndgjhrthe clay, and to-day workmen under the. direction of Koh1.-Smith.arc building-vip the mould outside of the clay model, so as to take the plaster cast which will be used in the bronze foundry. \Veek before last the executive committee .and several members of the board -met in Rohl- Smith's sttidio and after examining the alerc, breezy, bouyant figure of the sailor boy from every possible point of view, congratulated the sculptor, shook hands'with each other and told Ilohl- Hmith to go ahead. Perhaps the most pleased of the commissioners with Kohl-Smith and his work wast Mrs. Cora C. Weed ,of Muscatine, but her words of praise were promptly echoed by C. II. Gatch of Des JSIoiiies, D. X. Kichardson of Davenport, H. H. Trimble of Keokuk, E. Townsend of Cedar Fulls, and L. E. Mitchell of Brush, Creek, the : other commissioners present. The board held several sessions and suggestsd some slight changes in the details of. the monument. As it stands now Carl Kohl-Smith's sketches for all the figures are approved, and Chicago art critics, who have at last awakened to the fact that Kohl-Smith is an artist in the truest sense of the word, are saying all sorts of pleasant things about the wisdom and discretion displayed by the Iowa monument commissioners in. leaving.Kohl-Smith \mtrammeled. All the sketches, as the first miniature clay models are called, are done; the sailor boy figure will be in the plaster by Wednesday, the clay model for the statue of Victory, which will stand in the capital of the column; is well along, the plaster cast of the medallion portrait of Colonel William Shaw hangs in the studio and near it is the plaster bust, recently made by Kohl-Smith, of General Dodge, which will- be used as. a study for the equestrian .statues.. In the stone yards of the Schricker- Rodler company in Davenport are huge blocks and slabs of Earre granite from Vermont, which are being chiseled into pediments, architraves, plinths, f.ti" tablatures, copings, steps and sections of a great column which enter into the stone work of the monument. Kohl- Smith-said yesterday that he 'would complete his work within two years, so it will be sale to set aside .some day in the Indian summer of 1-89(5 or Decoration day of 1897 on whiph to unveil , one of .the -handsomest Soldiers' rtnd sailors' monuments in the United. States. ' ,, In its general .appearance, the monument will resemble the famous Sieges- denkmal, or monument of Victory, which was placed in the Thiergarten of Berlin, Germany, in commemoration of the last Franco-Prussian war. From the ground to the top of the statue of Victory, which is 33 feet high, the monument will measure 133 feet. The base proper will be 33 feet by 30 feet 8 inches, but the steps which ^vill lead to the base will flare out (30x00 feet ground area. On'rounded pedestals which will spring from each corner of the base will stand bronze statues i eight feet ' high representing the infantry, cavalry, artillery and navy. The face of the sailor boy is looking up to "Old Glory" which he is about to haul to the mast head. The lines of the figure are simple and the pose is full of grace. Kohl-Smith is an anatomist of no mean order, and steadily refuses to lower his artistic standard by idealizing nature, so that the bronze representation of the Hawkeye sailor lad will stand out life-like and natural, full of vigor and strength, and a triumph of artistic simplicity. The soldier, also a young man. will look down, a smile on his bright face, the smile of boyish pleasure because of the garland of leaves and flowers which has been hung over his bayonet. The artilleryman will hold the sponge-rod in his hand and his arm thrown up as he gaily swings his cap. The cavalryman, his coat uu- frfrbiti. the dotnifcftni Idea !it i whieh Rohl-SMthstewS by the 6s, is peace, victory without tri* and the happiness of the home coming. The base proper from the level of'the stone dias will etand a trifle less thato thirty feet high, and ofl this IeV6l will b« plafeed the e^ueSstfian statues bf Gen. Crocker', Gen. titiftis, Gett. Dodge and Gefi. Corse, each from nine" to ten feet high. In eftch of the foUf pediments will be placed a medallion three feet In diameter. The medallion in the pediment which will face the capitol •tyill contain the cdat of arms of Idwa; the others bas-reliefs of Geiieral Bel- kbap. General Winslow and General Hat«h. Smaller medallions, 1 foot 7 inches In diameter, and thirty-two iti number, will form a series of bronze portraits in the architrave below the pediments. The citizen soldiers Who will be honored in having their faces in this historical portrait gallery have not all been selected, but the following namess have been given to Kohl-Smith; Colonel Shaw, Colonel Trimble. Colonel Geddes, Colonel Mills, Geiieral Mat* thias, Sergeant iiartman, Lieutenant Duffia, General Weaver, 11. IP, Clark' son. Thomas S. Wright, Lieutenant E. C. Haynes, Colonel Merritt, General 1<\ M. Drake. Colonel D. B. Henderson and General James A. Williamson. • Two bas-reliefs, each 11 feet 4 inches ny,6 feet, will occupy two of the sides of the base. One will be a bas-relief of the battle of Fort Donnelson, the other of Shiloh. In the Fort Donnelson panel, General Tuttle, General Baker and Capt. Twombly will be the principal figures. Tho 23-foot statue of Victory, with its palm leaves in its outstretched hands, is too large for Kohl-Smith's gable stu- • dio, and he is modeling it in a studio he built for the purpose on the lake shore north of Jackson park. This, of course, is a female figure, full of dignity, and with its drapery in graceful folds. " " ' The salient feature of the monument and the one which will be formed in the plastic clay with the sculptor's heart at his finger's end, will be the statue of lOwa. It will be semi-nude, representing Iowa as a nourishing mother, seated on the plow, with corn and fruits at her feet. The beautiful face, strong in character, will look toward the gilded- dome of the capitol, every lineament expressive of the mother, longing for her children to come to her, that she may nourish them. While waiting, her hands are supporting her breasts, and no mother will look in the chaste, lovely idealization of motherhood without instantly understanding. . the beautiful idea which will be wrought in the lasting bronze. The statue will be 7 feet high. On the opposite side of the base will be a group representing Iowa presenting a parchment to History. Here Iowa is a stripling, a slip of a boy, emblematic, of Iowa's youthful statehood. History is a stern-faced, aged woman, immovably listening to the story the world is ever telling; the crown and the scep- tre are pushed to one side and the book o'f Iowa's war history lies at her feet. In representing Iowa as a young mother and History as an aged woman, Kohl-Smith has again demonstrated his versatility arid originality. In selecting Carl Kohl-Smith as the sculptor of the monument, the commission chose a man whose fame is international. The world's fair brought him to Chicago, and his statue of Benjamin Franklin which stood in the main entrance to the electricity building attracted a great deal of attention. His bronze group commemorative of the Fort Dearborn massacre which stands just south of George M. Pullman's mansion on Eighteenth street placed him in the fore-ranks of American- sculptors, for though'born a Dane, he is now an American. Others of his notable works are the 34 Hermes in the Vienna parliament building, 6 figures in the royal castle near Copenhagen, 13 medallions in the public library building, Springfield, 111., the Alamo group, San Antonio, the Judge Reid monument at Mt. Sterling, Ky.,and the bas-reliefs in the Schiller theater in Chicago. In 1878 he received honorable mention in the Paris Salon for his Ajax, and ten years ago he made the marble bust of the empress of Russia, which is now in the Oagmar theater in Copenhagen. While making the bust his stud t ip,\yasin the.palace of the.king,, and as he modeled from photographs, the king and queen of Denmark wera ever in the studio aiding Kohl-Smith in his work of portraying the features of their august daughter. fh& following fieebunl I) Stanley bf the cordnatioft of" QuefiH viotor'ift is takeft frwra a recently published life of the einiheiit eo« clesiastic: At 10:80 another gun' announced that she was at the abbey door* and ia about a quarter" 0! aft hour the procession appeared frPffl under tha organ, advancing up the purple approach to the chancel —everyone leading over—and in they (Same., First the great dukes, Struggling with their enormous trains; then mshopSf etc.. atid then the qUeen, with he? vast crimson train, Out-* spread by eight ladies all in white, followed by the great ladies of the court in enormous crimson trains, and the smaller ladies with delicate sky-blue trains trailing along the dark floor. When she came within the full view of the gorgeous abbey she paused* as if for breath f aa^l clasped her hands. The orchestra broke out into the most tremendous crash of musics I over heard. "I was glad when they said unto mo, •Let us go into the house of the Lord.' " Everyone literally gasped for breath from the intense interest and the rails of the gallery visibly trembling in one's hand from the trembling of the spectators. 1 never saw anything like it; tears would have been a relief; one felt that the queen must sink into the earth under the tremendous awe. But at last she moved on to her place by the altar, and (as I heard from my cousins, who hud a place, close by) throw herself on hor knee?, buried her face in hor hands,, and evidently prayed fervently. For the first part the.silence was so gr«at that at my extreme point I could hear quite distinctly tho tremulous but. articulate voice of the archbishop; afterward it was quite inaudible. The great drawbacks were the feeble responses to the service and the feebleness of the acclamations— hardly any at all at the recognition and only tolerable at the coronation. That was'the crisis of the ceremony and the most 'striking part. The very moment the crown touched her head the guns went off, the trumpets- began, and tho shouts. She was perfectly immovable, like a statue. The duchess of Kent burst into tears and her lady had to put on her cor-, oriet for her. The anointing was very beautiful from the cloth of gold; the homage, also, from the magnificent cluster in the very center. It was a take-off, s though a necessary one. I suppose that throughout her face was turned, away fr'om the spectators toward the altar. All tho movements were beautiful. She was always accompanied by her eight ladies, floating about her like a silvery cloud. It was over at 3:30—-i. e., she went out then with her crown, her orb, and her scepter. I walked home. The rest had to wait till eight o'clock for their carriage, which .was forced back by the length of the line to Kennington common. The crowd in the street to see the return procession was stupendous. It was 'all more li«ce a dream than reality— more beautiful thaii I could'have conceived possible. I should almost wish never to see her again; that as this was the first image I had over had of hor so it should be the last. piaster?" it Mate it a 6ft Soiftefe'^tf, sm" "ft aitt fcase i* fc*«f f t ba f>uil6ci ftff ^frivout Qdineobuy g^ettiflt nffirD,'* .•Aftd the Mtid playe'd ''Sweet MSft*." . 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