Although probably only a few readers are aware of it at this time, way back in 2010 I wrote a post about a painting that served as a model for the Statue of Liberty and which I argued would have been better had it been interpreted more literally. Apparently famous Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama (b. 1947) at least once thought along the same lines.
Reblogged from this 12 April 2015 post at Infernal Wonders. I’m not entirely sure of the provenance, but the style strongly suggests Hajime Sorayama.