Roman Gladiator (sculpture)
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.|
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.
- 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