"A portrait is a picture in which there is just a tiny little something not quite right about the mouth." -- John Singer Sargent

Saturday, June 11, 2016


This 1976 statue of Lafayette by Gary Siegel stands in the town of Havre De Grace, named that by General Lafayette.
"Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (6 September 1757 – 20 May 1834), in the U.S. often known simply as Lafayette, was a French aristocrat and military officer who fought for the United States in the American Revolutionary War. A close friend of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson, Lafayette was a key figure in the French Revolution of 1789 and the July Revolution of 1830." -- Wikipedia

To all those who have risked their lives for liberty and freedom this statue is dedicated.
 Erected as a Bicentennial project for the city of Havre de Grace by the Joseph L. Davis Post No. 47 American Legion and the Havre De Grace Bicentennial committee November, 1976, Gary Siegel - Sculptor.

1 comment:

  1. Legend has it that Lafayette gave the name "Havre de Grace" to the Harford County, Maryland city where his troops were ferried across the Susquehanna, as if he was impressed with the beauty of the place. I think personally though that possibly something there reminded him of Le Havre, France, which I have learned was early on known as "Havre de Grace"! Christopher T. George