OOS Sculpture

John Marshall

1912 / Herbert Adams / Cleveland

John marshall 2.JPG

An oversized portrait of the fourth Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court: John Marshall. He is wearing judicial robes, seated in an ornate chair. His hands rest on the arms of the chair, curled over front. His gaze is attentive, relaxed, downwards, towards the viewers, as if he is presiding over the lives of all passers-by. The statue is fittingly outside of the Cuyahoga County Courthouse, as a reminder of his importance to the American judicial branch and legal system.

John Marshall was the fourth Chief Supreme Court justice and is largely responsible for making the Judicial branch equal to the Executive and Legislative branches thanks to his groundbreaking use of Judicial Review. He was a force that guided the American legal system in it's early years by making wise decisions that propelled the country forward.

Location: the North side of the front steps, 1 Lakeside Avenue

County

: Cuyahoga

Citation

: Herbert Adams, “John Marshall,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed June 13, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/919.

Title

John Marshall

Description

An oversized portrait of the fourth Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court: John Marshall. He is wearing judicial robes, seated in an ornate chair. His hands rest on the arms of the chair, curled over front. His gaze is attentive, relaxed, downwards, towards the viewers, as if he is presiding over the lives of all passers-by. The statue is fittingly outside of the Cuyahoga County Courthouse, as a reminder of his importance to the American judicial branch and legal system.

John Marshall was the fourth Chief Supreme Court justice and is largely responsible for making the Judicial branch equal to the Executive and Legislative branches thanks to his groundbreaking use of Judicial Review. He was a force that guided the American legal system in it's early years by making wise decisions that propelled the country forward.

Creator

Date

1912

Location City

Location County

Location Street

1 Lakeside Avenue

Location Type

Media Base Depth

9 ft

Media Sculpture Height

7 ft

Media Sculpture Width

6 ft

Media Sculpture Depth

9 ft

Media Base Height

9 ft

Media Base Width

6 ft

Creation Date

01/01/1912