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Marquis de Lafayette

This bronze sculpture depicts the Marquis de Lafayette (1757–1834), the French-born general who fought on behalf of American rebels during the American Revolution. The nearly ten-foot-high bronze relief by Daniel Chester French (1850–1931) was a gift of Henry Harteau, a Brooklyn glass manufacturer of French ancestry, and was unveiled by representatives of the French War Commission in 1917.
Lafayette Memorial at the Ninth Street entrance to Prospect Park
Sculptor: Daniel Chester French
Architect: Henry Bacon
Description: Bas-relief on stele; terrace
Materials: Bronze; Milford pink granite (polished)

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