Friday, December 23, 2016
Boston Bronze and Stone Speak To Us: Who Is Using My Boston Monument Guide Book? Boston...: The Head Librarian at Boston Public Library said, "The Bacchante and Infant Faun may have been banned in Boston and the origin...
The Head Librarian at Boston Public Library said,
"The Bacchante and Infant Faun may have been banned in Boston and the original sent to New York City Metropolitan Museum decades ago but not the Boston Monument Guide Book to Monuments and sculptures called;"Boston Bronze and Stone Speak To Us".
|Map of Copley Square Boston, MA|
|Author Joe Gallo BPL Courtyard|
|Bacchante and Infant Faun Sculpture Boston, MA|
Bacchante and Infant Faun
Boston Public Library Frederick W. MacMonnies, Sculptor Bronze
“Banned in Boston, 1896,” the Boston Globe states.
This delightful light-hearted bronze piece was a gift from architect Charles Follen McKim, the designer of the original Boston Public Library. The statue depicts a nude woman holding an infant. The Boston Globe suggested that it be replaced by a “nice moral statue of a Sunday school teacher”. Further comments from a local minister called it “a memorial to the worst type of harlotry with which the world was ever afflicted.” McKim decided to remove it from the courtyard fountain and donate it to the New York Metropolitan Museum. The MET gladly accepted.
Several years later, George Robert White, a Boston philanthropist, obtained a second “Bacchante and Infant Faun” casting and offered it to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts which they gladly accepted as well. Boston Public Library Court Yard still has the copy and not the original gifted piece to this day.
Although not an original, “Bacchante and Infant Faun” defiantly and playfully dance on the fountain’s waters, meant to be an oasis for hard working academics everywhere and in every field of study.
"Boston Bronze and Stone Speak To Us"can be purchased on Amazon.com and sold in local Boston Book stores.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Boston Bronze and Stone Speak To Us: Who Is Using My Monument Guide Book of Boston? Mor...: 5.0 out of 5 stars Boston Bronze & Stone Speak to Us By Michael LaRose on January 24, 2013 Format: Paperback | Verified Purch...
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Boston Bronze and Stone Speak To Us: Who Is Using My Boston Monument Guide Book? Jan O'...: The Fens where these below Monuments are located Dear Mr. Gallo, " Yours is a wonderful book! I love how it is orga...
|The Fens where these below Monuments are located|
" Yours is a wonderful book! I love how it is organized. I plan to visit as many of these statues and memorials as I can with your book in hand! (I have often wondered about those personages in the Public Gardens.) The history is absorbing; the photos are beautiful! I love this book!"
|John Boyle O'Reily by Daniel Chester French|
|Erin with Sons Courage & Poetry|
|Roberto Clement by Anthony Forgone|
|John Endecott byC.P. Jennewien|
|WWII Memorial By John F. Parimino|
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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Boston Bronze and Stone Speak To Us: Who Is Using My Boston Monument Guide Book? Amazon...: 5.0 out of 5 stars It's mine now! By cricket'smother on December 12, 2012 Format: Paperback | Verified Purchase I bought it ...