On February 18, 1879 Auguste Bartholdi was granted a design patent for the Statue of Liberty.
Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi was a French sculptor.
The work for which Bartholdi is most famous is Liberty Enlightening the World, better known as the Statue of Liberty.
Soon after the establishment of the French Third Republic, the project of building some suitable memorial to show the fraternal feeling existing between the republics of the United States and France was suggested.
Before starting his commission, Bartholdi had traveled to the United States and personally selected Bedloe’s Island in New York Harbor as the site for the statue. The United States agreed to responsibility for funding the building of the pedestal, with about $300,000 being raised. In October 1886, the structure was officially presented both to the nation and to all aspirers to liberty within the world, as the joint gift of the French and American people.
Publication number: USD11023 S
Patent Title: Design for a statue
Publication type: Grant
Publication date: 18 Feb 1879
Filing date: 2 Jan 1879
Inventors: Auguste Bartholdi