Monuments

Monuments

The Robert E. Lee Monument


The first and largest monument created for Monument Avenue, the Robert E. Lee Monument was a focal point in Richmond, Virginia. It was composed of two distinct parts: a prominent base, designed by Paul Pujol, and a large statue designed by the renowned French sculptor Antonin MerciƩ, that featured Lee atop his horse, Traveller, looking out proudly over the streets. The Monument has long been a source of controversy and was finally dismantled and removed on 8 September 2021.


Monument type:

Statue - high ranking official

Artist:

Adalbert Volck

Dedication Date:

10/27/1887

Address:

United States

Inscription:

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Conception Date:
1876
Opening Date:
Material:
Size:
0m x 0m x 18.29m
Creator:
Jean Antoine Merci
Cost / Value:
Erected by:
the Lee Monument Association
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hx24@st-andrews.ac.uk