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Washington Monument

1897 by Rudolf Siemering

Washington Monument

The Washington Monument in Eakins Oval. Credit: T. Scheid for GPTMC


In Eakins Oval a mounted George Washington is poised to lead a march down the Parkway. Allegorical figures surround his pedestal, while the lower levels portray “typical” American people and animals.

Across the Parkway, Auguste Kiss’s Mounted Amazon Attacked by a Panther and Albert Wolff’s The Lion Fighter flank the famous steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Eakins Oval, directly across from the Philadelphia Museum of Art's East Terrace steps
Philadelphia, PA 19130

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