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Architectural Drawings of W.H. Taft Statue, Concept Study D

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Architectural Drawings of W.H. Taft Statue, Concept Study D

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dc.contributor Moore, William T., III en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-12T18:17:17Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-12T18:17:17Z
dc.date.created circa 1990-1992 en_US
dc.date.issued 2021-04-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2374.UC/762673

A pair of ink drawings show a proposed design for the placement of the William H. Taft sculpture; one drawing shows the design from overhead, and the other drawing shows the scene from an elevated perspective view, with the sculpture facing toward the bottom-left of the paper.

The statue is placed on the left end of small rectangular plaza, at the top of short, broad staircase with five steps. A wide, flat wall, several feet taller than the sculpture, is behind the sculpture, at the rear of the plaza. The following text is visible on the right side of the wall, in a large font: William Howard Taft, Chief Justice, 1921-1930. Additional indistinct text appears below the large text. A rectangular bench sits along the right side of the plaza. A low shrub bed runs along either side of the plaza, along the stairs, and to a walkway adjoining the stairs. An additional bench sits outside the shrub bed, along the walkway. Several leafless, deciduous trees line each end of the plaza. Behind the wide wall at the rear of the plaza is the north-facing exterior wall of a brick building.

On the overhead drawing, the benches, shrubs, and wall are labeled. Circles show the placement of the statue and the trees. A compass in the top right corner shows that north is to the left of the drawing; this is the direction of the opening of the plaza. An arrow on the circle representing the statue shows that the statue is facing northwest. The footer of the drawing has the following text: Wm. H. Taft Statue, University of Cincinnati, LAW School SITE, Concept Study D, Jan 21. 1991. William T. Moore III. The artist's address is redacted.

On the perspective view drawing, a person is standing next to the statue. The footer has the following text: William H. Taft Statue: North, College of Law, Site, Perspective View, University of Cincinnati: Concept Study D, William T. Moore III. The drawing is not dated. The artist's address is redacted.

dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation https://findingaids.libraries.uc.edu/repositories/5/archival_objects/161098 en_US
dc.relation http://hdl.handle.net/2374.UC/767976
dc.relation.ispartof University of Cincinnati, College of Law records en_US
dc.rights In Copyright en_US
dc.rights.uri http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/ en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sculpture -- Ohio -- Cincinnati en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture -- Designs and plans -- Working drawings en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930 -- Statues en_US
dc.title Architectural Drawings of W.H. Taft Statue, Concept Study D en_US
dc.date.digitized 2018 en_US
dc.publisher.digital University of Cincinnati en_US
dc.publisher.OLinstitution University of Cincinnati en_US
dc.publisher.OLrepository Archives and Rare Books Library en_US
dc.rights.accessRights This collection is open for research. en_US
dc.rights.notes Unpublished Work for hire by the University of Cincinnati. In copyright until 2113. en_US

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