The Weaver

Title

The Weaver

Subject

The Weaver, a bronze sculpture by Daniel Chester French, dedicated in 1920 on the grounds of Peace Dale Library,

Description

Images of The Weaver by Daniel Chester French, dedicated in 1920 on the grounds of Peace Dale Library in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.

Creator

Sculptor Daniel Chester French
Photographer Joseph McGovern
Photographer Dexter W. Hoxie
Photographer Jessica Wilson

Source

South Kingstown Public Library

Publisher

South Kingstown Public Library

Date

Dexter W. Hoxie's photograph is c. 1920.
Joseph McGovern's photographs were taken shortly after the 2002 conservation of The Weaver.

Language

English

Collection Items

The Weaver Before Conservation
Shows The Weaver with green patina, prior to its 2002 conservation

The Weaver in morning sun
The Weaver in morning sun

The Weaver front view
Shows a close up front view of the monument

Poem, sculpture, stone, and sky
This image frames the top of the monument against the sky.

The Weaver plaque
A plaque installed by the Town of South Kingstown in front of the Weaver, c. 2017

Three scallop shells
Three scallop shells are shown carved in stone on the back of The Weaver. Caroline Hazard made frequent use of this symbol.

Roman Bronze Works signature
Signature of Roman Bronze Works, the foundry that cast the sculpture

Planned, set, and inscribed
Image of lettering showing the role of Caroline Hazard in the sculpture's creation, and her relation to the dedicatees

French and Bacon inscription
Image showing "Daniel Chester French, Sculptor" and "Henry Bacon, Architect", carved into the lower corner of the sculpture's stone housing

Fabric on loom
Image of the fabric on the loom, showing a pattern of scallop shells and doves

Drapery of garments worn by female figures
Drapery of garments worn by female figures

D C French So 1919 signature
An image of the signature of Daniel Chester French and the year 1919 on The Weaver sculpture

Commonalty
The word "commonalty" appears in lettering on the back of the monument.

The Weaver, angled view from left
The Weaver is shown at an angle from the left side

The Weaver with Library, benches, rhododendrons
This image shows The Weaver, the Library, the benches, and the rhododendrons

The Weaver with Library and rhododendrons
This image shows The Weaver's proximity to the Library

Front view of Weaver from right
Front view of The Weaver with female figures in sunlight

Front view of The Weaver from left
Front view of The Weaver, afternoon sun

The Weaver and the Library lawn
The Weaver is shown in the context of the Peace Dale Library lawn.

The Weaver, seated figure
Partial view of all 3 figures in the sculpture
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