Administered by Leatherstocking Corporation 19 Main Street Cooperstown New York 13326
Located Cooper Park Intersection of Main Street & Fair Street Cooperstown New York
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New York survey, 1994.
Image on file.
Victor Salvatore (Front of base:) JAMES/FENIMORE/COOPER/1789 1851 (Bronze plaque on west side of base, raised lettering:) ON THIS SITE STOOD/OTSEGO HALL/BUILT BY WILLIAM COOPER/THE FOUNDER OF COOPERSTOWN, IN 1798/THE HOME OF/JAMES FENIMORE COOPER/WHERE HE LIVED FROM 1834/TO THE DAY OF HIS DEATH/SEPTEMBER 14TH 1851./DESTROYED BY FIRE IN 1853. signed
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A portrait of novelist James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) sitting on a block with his legs crossed, proper right over proper left leg. In his proper right hand he holds a cane. His proper left arm is draped over his proper right knee and in his proper left hand he holds a wide-brimmed hat. He wears a long overcoat, a shirt with ruffled cuffs, and a bow tie. The sculpture rests on a rectangular base of polished stone.