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 its early years by making wise decisions that propelled the country forward.

Location: Cuyahoga County Courthouse, 1 W Lakeside Ave

County

: Cuyahoga

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Citation

: Herbert Adams, “John Marshall,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed September 27, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/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 its early years by making wise decisions that propelled the country forward.

Creator

Date

1912

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

919

Location City

Location County

Location Notes

the North side of the front steps

Location Street

1 W 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