OOS Sculpture

Rufus P. Ranney

1912 / Herbert Adams / Cleveland

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Oversized figure of Rufus P. Ranney, an Ohio Supreme Court Justice, seated outside the Cuyahoge County Courthouse. He wears judicial robes and carries a document in his left hand. He is looking straight forward, but because of his high pedestal, his sightline is above the viewer. Ranney's face is soft and friendly, and his posture is relaxed.

Ranney was an early Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court who possessed a brilliant legal and political mind. His hand in the reforms of the Ohio constitution in 1892 had a monumental impact. He ended up resigning as Supreme Court Justice in order to return to his private practice in Cleveland, where he later died.

Location: Cuyahoga County Courthouse, 1 Lakeside Ave

County

: Cuyahoga

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Citation

: Herbert Adams , “Rufus P. Ranney,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed September 21, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/929.

Title

Rufus P. Ranney

Description

Oversized figure of Rufus P. Ranney, an Ohio Supreme Court Justice, seated outside the Cuyahoge County Courthouse. He wears judicial robes and carries a document in his left hand. He is looking straight forward, but because of his high pedestal, his sightline is above the viewer. Ranney's face is soft and friendly, and his posture is relaxed.

Ranney was an early Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court who possessed a brilliant legal and political mind. His hand in the reforms of the Ohio constitution in 1892 had a monumental impact. He ended up resigning as Supreme Court Justice in order to return to his private practice in Cleveland, where he later died.

Date

1912

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

929

Location City

Location County

Location Notes

Northside steps

Location Street

1 Lakeside Ave

Location Type

Media Base Depth

9 feet

Media Sculpture Height

7 feet

Media Sculpture Width

6 feet

Media Sculpture Depth

9 feet

Media Base Height

9 feet

Media Base Width

6 feet

Creation Date

1912

Materials

Inscription

Foundry mark on sculpture