Robert Emmet
Robert Emmet statue - Washington, D.C.jpg
Robert Emmet statue in Washington, D.C.
ArtistJerome Connor
Year1916
TypeBronze
Dimensions210 cm × 97 cm × 58 cm (82 in × 38 in × 23 in)
LocationWashington, D.C. (1916); San Francisco (1919); Dublin; Emmetsburg, Iowa
Coordinates38°54′50″N 77°03′10″W / 38.913889°N 77.052778°W / 38.913889; -77.052778
OwnerSmithsonian Institution

Robert Emmet is a bronze statue of Robert Emmet by Jerome Connor.[1] There are four examples: Massachusetts Avenue and 24th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C.;[2][3] St Stephen's Green, Dublin;[4] Golden Gate Park, San Francisco;[5] Emmetsburg, Iowa.[6][7]

The San Francisco example was dedicated on July 20, 1919.[8] The Washington example was cast in 1916, and was dedicated on June 28, 1917. It was rededicated on April 22, 1966. The statue was a gift to the Smithsonian Institution[9] on loan to the National Park Service.[10]

The inscription reads:
(On right side of bronze base of sculpture:)
JEROME CONNOR
1916
(Front of stone base:)
Robert Emmet
Irish Patriot
1778–1803
"Lidia-saon-eine"
(On plaque, back of base:)
"I WISHED TO PROCURE FOR MY
COUNTRY THE GUARANTEE WHICH
WASHINGTON PROCURED FOR AMERICA
I HAVE PARTED FROM EVERYTHING
THAT WAS DEAR TO ME IN THIS LIFE
FOR MY COUNTRY'S CAUSE
WHEN MY COUNTRY TAKES HER PLACE
AMONG THE NATIONS OF THE
EARTH, THEN, AND NOT TILL THEN
LET MY EPITAPH BE WRITTEN"
Extracts from Emmet's speech
from the dock September 19, 1803

See also

References

  1. ^ "Robert Emmet, (sculpture)". Siris-artinventories.si.edu. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  2. ^ "EMMET, Robert: Statue near Sheridan Circle in the Kalorama District of in Washington, D.C. by Jerome Connor located in James M. Goode's Massachusetts Avenue area". Dcmemorials.com. 28 June 1917. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Robert Emmet Statue in Washington, DC". Robertemmet.org. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Robert Emmet Statue in Dublin". Robertemmet.org. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Robert Emmet Statue in Golden Gate Park San Francisco". Robertemmet.org. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Emmet Statue". Celticcousins.net. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  7. ^ "An Essay on the Origin and Repatriation of the Emmetsburg's Statue". Robertemmet.org. 10 February 1999. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Eamon De Valera Unveils Robert Emmet Statue – 1919". Sfmuseum.org. 20 July 1919. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Another Irish Hero". Robertemmet.org. 13 March 1998. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Monuments, Statues and Memorials – Rock Creek Park (U.S. National Park Service)". Nps.gov. Retrieved 12 August 2014.