Daniel Chester French (April 20, 1850 – October 7, 1931)
One of the most prolific and acclaimed American sculptors of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, is best known for his design of the monumental work, the statue of Abraham Lincoln (1920) in the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.. (Wikipedia)
Bronze statue of female representing the State of Michigan, mounted on marble base engraved with words “Russell A. Alger, Soldier, Statesman, Citizen 1836-1907.” Fountain was designed by Daniel Chester French and was installed Grand Circus Park in 1921. Recorded in glass negative ledger: “LD/Monuments-Alger, Russell, 1836-1907.” Plate has broken corners on left and right bottom.
- Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library