"Proposed Monument to General George B. McClellan"
Designed by Frederick MacMonnies, 1907
Ink, pencil, and wash on paper
39" x 25 1/2"
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Public Buildings
Monument to General George B. McClellan In 1902 sculptor Frederick MacMonnies beat 27 other
artists to win the competition to design a monument to Union Civil War
General George B. McClellan. MacMonnies's design included an impressive
pedestal with bronze eagles and a coat of arms that listed McClellan's
victories as commander of the Army of the Potomac, as well as cannon,
flags, and other weaponry. After being exhibited at the Paris Salon of
1906, the 9-foot-tall bronze sculpture was installed the next year and
still stands at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Columbia Road
NW, in Washington, DC.