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Refurbished Statue Honoring Major General James Ewell Brown Stuart, CSA

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“Stuart-Mosby Historical Society Leads Campaign to Refurbish and Repair.”


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A few days later in full sun….

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Hardback Castle Books, 1964, Facsimile reprint of Grove First American Edition.

Front dust jacket color illustration, “The Next to Last Confederate General,” by Larry Rivers

“The inspiration for setting the novel in Big Sur was part reality, and part response to both Henry Miller’s memoir Big Sur (1957) and the forthcoming novel by Jack Kerouac, Big Sur, to be published in August 1962, in which he recounted a short summer stay at Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s rustic cabin in the Big Sur area.”


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I made it by the Virginia Historical Society for a copy of The Virginia Magazine (JAN 1995) for a great picture Of the sculptor Frederick Moynihan standing in front of what appears a plaster cast of Stuart sculpture.

Very little info on Moynihan : Frederick Moynihan was an American sculptor, born on the Isle of Guernsey in 1843. He died at his in New York City studio on January 9, 1910.

After the sketches of the design were disclosed, the stance for Stuart sparked controversy as it closely resembled the statue of English military leader, General Sir James Outram by sculptor John Henry Foley , located in India. Moynihan worked as an assistant to Foley, local citizens were appalled by the seemingly lack of originality that the project for Stuart had been given and cried plagiarism. Moynihan agreed to make some changes to the design which satisfied the Stuart Monument Association.


Statue of Sir James Outram Calcutta (Kolkata) - Mid 19th Century


Photographer: Francis Frith Date: Between 1850s to 1870s Whole-plate albumen print from wet collodion glass negative.



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