Roman Gladiator is an outdoor 1881 bronze sculpture by Gustave Georges (Joris) Theodore Geefs (20 November 1850 – 4 December 1933), the son of Joseph Geefs who is a brother of Guillaume Geefs, installed in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, in the U.S. state of California.
|Artist||Gustave Georges (Joris) Theodore Geefs|
|Location||San Francisco, California, U.S.|
|37°46′15″N 122°28′06″W / 37.770723°N 122.468457°W|
The statue depicts a nude man holding a sword, and wearing a cloak and helmet. It measures approximately 100 x 36.25 x 33 inches, and rests on a base that measures approximately 40 x 44 x 44 inches. The bronze plaque on the front of the base reads:
IN COMMEMORATION / OF THE INAUGURATION / OF THE / CALIFORNIA MIDWINTER INTERNATIONAL / EXPOSITION / ON THIS SPOT THE FIRST SHOVELFULL OF EARTH WAS TURNED / WITH CEREMONIES ON AUGUST 24th 1893.
The sculpture was surveyed by the Smithsonian Institution's "Save Outdoor Sculpture!" program in 1992, and is administered by the San Francisco Arts Commission.
- ^ a b c "Roman Gladiator, (sculpture)". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
- Media related to Roman Gladiator by Guillaume Geefs at Wikimedia Commons
- National Identity and Nineteenth-Century Franco-Belgian Sculpture, note 39 by Jana Wijnsouw, 2018