Lewis and Clark Discovery

Lewis and Clark Discovery
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17186
Building: 
Current Location: 
Missouri Valley Room
Floor: 
5th
Object Description
Artist Dates: 
1942-Present
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a numbered bronze bas, or replica, relief sculpture of Lewis and Clark with Sacagawea in pause looking out over their expedition team. Bronze #21 of 75.
Framed: 
No
Length: 
28.5 inches
Width: 
1 inches
Height: 
14.25 inches
Description: 

Artist Eugene Daub portrays a scene simultaneously in pause and in motion in this relief sculpture. Lewis and Clark look on their expedition team with their journal and sextant contemplating the expedition to come while a band of men load up and heave large wooden canoes into the water. Sacagawea looks past the scene in the same direction with child fastened to her back. The wind blows the fabric of her dress in the same direction as her gaze emphasizing the still capture of a chaotic moment. The three of them each appear noble in their respective positions, a style characteristic of the author's sculptural works. A band across the bottom of the relief has thumbnails of some of the flora and fauna discovered along the way. Lewis and Clark left a lasting legacy in the fields of botany, zoology, geology, and ethnology. This plaque is a scale replica of the monumental bronze mural commissioned for the Senate Chamber in the Montana State Capitol by the Montana State Historical Society, in cooperation with the Montana State Senate and the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes