|Photo by Patrick Jones. John Grade's Middle Fork, Renwick Gallery, DC.|
|Photo by Patrick Jones. Jennifer Angus, In the Midnight Garden, Renwick Gallery.|
After the Renwick we walked past the White House and through Lafayette Park. On a corner of the park is the Rochambeau Statue, created in 1902 by sculptor Fernand Hamar. Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de Rochambeau, was a French military commander who aided America during the Revolutionary War, playing a key role in the Battle of Yorktown. While the top of the statue shows Rochambeau, the part that caught my eye was the lower portion showing Victory defending the American Eagle. There are other statues in the park, but this was the first time I had taken a closer look at this one, and I was interested to learn more about the statue in the National Park Service webpage linked above.
|Photo by Patrick Jones. Fernand Hamar's Rochambeau Statue.|
|Photo by Patrick Jones. Victory and the American Eagle. 24 Dec 2015.|