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Sculptor:
Ward, John Quincy Adams 1830-1910  Search this
Architect:
Hunt, Richard Morris 1827-1895  Search this
Founder:
Henry-Bonnard Bronze Company  Search this
Subject:
Washington, George  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze with black patina; Base: white granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Located Federal Hall National Memorial 26 Wall Street Wall & Nassau Streets New York New York 20005
Date:
1883. Dedicated November 26, 1883
Notes:
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
Gayle, Margot & Michele Cohen, "Guide to Manhattan's Outdoor Sculpture," New York: Prentice Hall, 1988, pg. 25.
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, NY0222, 1989.
Monumental News, June 1894, pg. 281.
Sharp, Lewis I., "John Quincy Adams Ward Dean of American Sculpture," Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1985, no. 69.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New York, New York survey, 1993.
Image on file.
Gayle, Margot & Michele Cohen, "Guide to Manhattan's Outdoor Sculpture," New York: Prentice Hall, 1988, pg. 25.
Monumental News, June 1894, pg. 280.
(Right rear corner of bronze base:) J.Q.A. Ward/1883 Sculptor (On left of bronze base:) The Henry & Bonnard/Bronze Manuf'g Company/New York 1883 (On front of upper base:) GEORGE WASHINGTON/BORN FEBRUARY.22.1732/WAKEFIELD.WESTMORELAND.CO/VIRGINIA.U.S.A (Right of upper base:) ERECTED BY/VOLUNTARY SUBSCRIPTION/UNDER THE AUSPICES/OF THE/CHAMBER OF COMMERCE/OF THE/STATE OF NEW YORK/NOVEMBER 26, 1883 (On front of lower base:) ON THIS SITE IN FEDERAL HALL/APRIL 30, 1789/GEORGE WASHINGTON/TOOK THE OATH AS THE FIRST PRESIDENT/OF THE UNITED STATES/OF AMERICA signed Founder's mark appears.
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Summary:
Standing figure of George Washington lifting his hand from the Bible as he completes the swearing-in ceremony.
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Ceremony--Civic--Oath  Search this
Ceremony--Civic--Political  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77006221
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_21886