American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Bartholdi, Frédéric Auguste 1834-1904. French sculptor best known for his monumental figure of Liberty Enlightening the World, the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, presented to the United States by France and dedicated in 1886.
- n. French sculptor best known for creating the Statue of Liberty now in New York harbor
“Few people may remember that, among the means for the installation of the Bartholdi Statue of Liberty which welcomes the world at the entrance to the harbor of New York, was an effort called the Bartholdi”
“The small plaster model that Bartholdi meticulously blew up to 16 times its size to create one of the most famous sculptures in the world had been stowed in an obscure Parisian museum of inventions, where art dealer Guillaume Duhamel first spotted it about five years ago.”
“A new scale model of the statue—one of only a dozen that can be copied from Frederic Auguste Bartholdi 's own plaster mold—will be unveiled Wednesday in Manhattan after it was purchased from France by real-estate developer Leonard Stern.”
“Bartholdi's mold last visited the U.S. in 1986 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the statue.”
“By the end of that decade, Bartholdi returned to Egypt.”
“The Egyptians, alas, would not pay, and eventually Bartholdi made his way to America.”
“Back in France, Bartholdi attended a famous dinner party in 1865 where it was first proposed to build a monument to liberty marking the centennial of American independence.”
“Indeed, the statue wasn't originally envisioned by its creator, Frederic Auguste Bartholdi , as offering a welcome salute to the masses streaming toward our shores, but as a monument to Republicanism and amity between the U.S. and France, his homeland.”
“Napoleon Sarony/Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Frederic Auguste Bartholdi We apparently also didn't fully appreciate Bartholdi or his statue's genius—neither as a shining symbol of American-style democracy nor as a tourist draw.”
“Ms. Mitchell, a former executive editor of George magazine and the author of "The Fearless Mrs. Goodwin," an eBook best-seller about New York's first female police detective, reports that while Bartholdi was giving the Statue of Liberty to the U.S. for free, he wasn't quite selfless.”
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