The Piccirilli Studio: Public Sculpture For the Nation


(Photo, John Orth). These figures on the front side of the monument are known as Courage, Peace (standing female) and Fortitude. Attilio's inspiration for Courage is said to be a sculpture by Michelangelo in the Medici Chapel called Night. Fortitude is a moving and eloquent image of the sadness and grief felt by many American families after the loss of loved ones when the Maine was attacked.

Last modified: Oct 25, 2011

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