||The Shaw Memorial
by Augustus Saint-Gaudens
masterpiece depicts Colonel Robert Gould Shaw on
horseback with his soldiers of the 54th regiment.
Overhead an angel guides the men onward.
The original bronze memorial, measuring 11x14 feet, was a
14-year project from 1883-1897. The finished memorial
stands in the Boston Commons in Massachusetts.
The plaster cast of the bronze relief, which is shown in
these photos, is a copy of the original monument, and is
currently housed in the National Gallery of Art in
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