Eternal Silence (Graves) - Chicago, IL, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 41° 57.328 W 087° 39.572
16T E 445340 N 4645042
Quick Description: This sculpture by Lorado Zadoc Taft is part of a grave marker in Chicago's Graceland Cemetery.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 9/15/2021 9:45:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM14Z5Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
This 1909 sculpture was commissioned by Henry Graves for the gravesite of his father Dexter Graves.

From this website (visit link) we learn:

"Eternal Silence marks the plot of hotelier Dexter Graves (1789-1844), who, in 1831, brought the first colony to Chicago from Ashtabula, Ohio."

The work is listed on the Smithsonian Inventory (visit link)
which has this one sentence description:
"Draped and hooded figure, proper right arm raised to hide most of its face." Also called the Statue of Death.

The artist is American sculptor Lorado Taft (1860-1936) who hailed from Chicago. He was a leading spokesman against modern and abstract tendencies in art. Read more about him at (visit link)
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