Relief Sculpture & Plaques
6.8.1 Costantino Nivola, 1962, Stiles College, Yale University. Saarinen courtyard entry relief sculpture.
Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Randolph Rogers, 1871, Kennedy Plaza, Providence, RI.
6.8.3 WWI Memorial, Evelyn Beatrice Longman, 1921, Naugatuck, CT. Front overview of Tennessee limestone relief carving.
6.8.4 Captain Sutlief, 1760, Old Burying Ground, Durham, CT.
6.8.5 Gordon Monument, Van Brunt & Howe, 1883, Savannah, GA. Detail of limestone relief carving after treatment.
6.8.6 Civil War Memorial, Launt Thompson, 1872, Pittsfield, MA. Massachusetts Shield relief detail.
6.8.7 Middletown Armory, WWI Honor Rolls, Middletown, CT.
6.8.8 Middletown Armory, WWI Honor Rolls, Middletown, CT.
6.8.9 History of Dairying, Cow Fountain, Christian Petersen, 1936, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames. After treatment.
6.8.10 History of Dairying, Christian Petersen, 1936, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames. Terra cotta panel 1 after treatment.
188.8.131.52 History of Dairying, Christain Petersen, 1936, University Museums, Iowa StateUniversity, Ames. Terra cotta panel 2 after treatment.
6.8.11 Spirit of Victory, WWI Monument, Evelyn Beatrice Longman, 1926, Hartford, CT.
6.8.12 Spirit of Victory, WWI Monument, Evelyn Beatrice Longman, 1926, Hartford, CT.
6.8.13 Spirit of Victory, WWI Monument, Evelyn Beatrice Longman, 1926, Hartford, CT.
6.8.14 Reclining Nudes, Christian Petersen, 1936, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames. Overview of the terra cotta relief sculpture.
6.8.15 Roll of Honor, Knights of Columbus Museum, New Haven, CT. Application of protective wax coating.
6.8.16 Pushetunequa, Christian Petersen, 1930, State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines. After Treatment.
6.8.17 Elizabeth Norton, 1756, Old Durham Cemetery, Durham, CT. Detail of unique CT Valley Sandstone carving during assessment.
6.8.18 Elizabeth Green, 1750, Olde Burying Ground, Lexington, MA. Colonial Slate carving during treatment.
6.8.18 Elizabeth Green, 1750, Olde Burying Ground, Lexington, MA. Detail colonial slate carving.
6.8.20 Elizabeth Muzzy, 1722, Olde Burying Ground, Lexington, MA. Treatment of purple slate Colonial Era marker.
6.8.21 Childs Monument, 1778, Olde Burying Ground, Lexington, MA. Colonial slate to six siblings taken by epidemic, after treatment.
Relief sculpture is a unique sculptural form that utilizes minimal space for three-dimensional representation. Adorning buildings, monuments, cemeteries and parklands, relief sculptures artistically and historically enhance our lives. Informational plaques and honor rolls provide important reminders of our past by commemorating individuals, places, historic events and most poignantly, veterans that served and sacrificed for our country.
Artists created relief sculpture in a wide variety of materials including plaster, wood, stone and metal. The majority of informational plaques, particularly outdoors, are made of bronze and mounted on, or recessed in masonry. Treatment of relief sculpture and plaques requires particular patience and care, keeping the adjoining surfaces clean and well protected throughout the conservation process. The installation of new anchoring systems and replication of missing historic rosettes ensures the security of loose objects while maintaining historic beauty. Preservation not only promotes physical longevity but also affirms deserved respect the objects represent.
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