OOSI Sculpture

Victorious Soldier

1926 / Bruce Wilder Saville / Columbus

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Standing figure of a World War I soldier returning home from victory. His proper left leg is forward and he looks to the proper right. He holds a rifle in his proper right hand and it rests on his shoulder. His proper left hand holds a German soldier's helmet.

The statue was modeled after Martin Patrick Coady, an Ohio State University architecture student who was a 37th Infantry Division veteran of World War I. The dimensions of the bronze sculpture are approximately 9 ft. x 3 ft. 6 in. x 4 ft. 9 in. The dimensions of the concrete base are approximately 6 ft. x 5 ft. 9 in. x 7 ft. 4 in. To visit the Doughboy, you will need to climb up a large set of outdoor stairs near the ground floor entrance to the Ohio Historical Center.

Location: 1982 Velma Drive | Previous Location: Old State Museum, Ohio State University

County

: Franklin

Citation

: Bruce Wilder Saville, “Victorious Soldier,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed October 15, 2018, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/732.

Dublin Core

Title

Victorious Soldier

Description

Standing figure of a World War I soldier returning home from victory. His proper left leg is forward and he looks to the proper right. He holds a rifle in his proper right hand and it rests on his shoulder. His proper left hand holds a German soldier's helmet.

The statue was modeled after Martin Patrick Coady, an Ohio State University architecture student who was a 37th Infantry Division veteran of World War I. The dimensions of the bronze sculpture are approximately 9 ft. x 3 ft. 6 in. x 4 ft. 9 in. The dimensions of the concrete base are approximately 6 ft. x 5 ft. 9 in. x 7 ft. 4 in. To visit the Doughboy, you will need to climb up a large set of outdoor stairs near the ground floor entrance to the Ohio Historical Center.

Date

1926

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Location Previous

Old State Museum, Ohio State University

Location Street

1982 Velma Drive