OOSI Sculpture

John Hampden

1908 / Daniel Chester French / Cleveland

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Full figure portrait of John Hampden wearing long robes; his right arm is bent with hand resting on his chest; his left arm extends down towards the viewer. His head is craned down, looking towards the viewer, ready to call the people to arms at the first sign of tyranny.

Hampden was a central figure in the English Civil War who fought and died for the rights of Parliament and the English people. His sacrifice for the freedom of Parliament from the monarch makes him an easy symbol for justice and democracy.

Location: Above the main entrance, 1 Lakeside Avenue NW

County

: Cuyahoga

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Citation

: Daniel Chester French, “John Hampden,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed August 15, 2018, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/309.

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Title

John Hampden

Description

Full figure portrait of John Hampden wearing long robes; his right arm is bent with hand resting on his chest; his left arm extends down towards the viewer. His head is craned down, looking towards the viewer, ready to call the people to arms at the first sign of tyranny.

Hampden was a central figure in the English Civil War who fought and died for the rights of Parliament and the English people. His sacrifice for the freedom of Parliament from the monarch makes him an easy symbol for justice and democracy.

Date

1908

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Above the main entrance

Location Street

1 Lakeside Avenue NW

Creation Date

01/01/1908