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Memorial Wrought Iron Arch, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Designer:
Benson, Frank Weston 1862-1951  Search this
Sculptor:
Forgue, Percival P. 1887-1970  Search this
Medium:
Arch: wrought iron, painted; Pump: wrought iron, painted; Trough: granite;
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Arch
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Town of Yarmouth Parks Department 74 Town Brooks Road West Yarmouth Massachusetts 02673
Located 209 Main Street, intersection of Route 6A and Summer Street Yarmouth Port Massachusetts
Date:
Water trough and pump 1885. Arch 1928
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Massachusetts survey, 1994.
Yarmouth Historical Commission, 2022.
Image on file.
(On back of arch, proper left:) GIVEN TO THE TOWN/OF YARMOUTH/BY HIS WIFE/MABEL JENKS SIMPKINS/1928 (On back of arch, proper right:) IN MEMORY OF/NATHANIEL STONE SIMPKINS/1861-1919/FRIEND OF MANKIND/KIND TO MAN'S FRIENDS (Around pump flange:) MANSFIELD SARNE (illegible) MRF, CO. unsigned
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Summary:
A double Gothic arch made of wrought iron, with rectangular areas between the two arches in which hunting scenes are portrayed. The scenes include ducks, a hunting dog pointing, and the figure of a hunter, all in silhouette. The arch is painted black enamel. Centered under the arch is a hand-pump from which water would flow into a granite trough positioned in front of the arch.
Topic:
Animal--Dog--Pointer  Search this
Animal--Bird--Duck  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Recreation--Sport & Play--Hunting  Search this
Homage--Simpkins, Nathaniel Stone  Search this
Control number:
IAS MA000158
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_334496