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Washington Irving Memorial, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Sculptor:
French, Daniel Chester 1850-1931  Search this
Contractor:
Behrens, Ernest  Search this
Founder:
Gorham Manufacturing Company  Search this
Fabricator:
Piccirilli Brothers Marble Carving Studios  Search this
Subject:
Irving, Washington  Search this
Boabdil  Search this
Medium:
Bust and reliefs: bronze; Base: pinkish granite
Culture:
Spanish  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by National Trust for Historic Preservation 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, N. W Washington District of Columbia 20036
Administered by Chesterwood 4 Williamsville Road, P. O. Box 827 Stockbridge Massachusetts 01262
Located Corner of West Sunnyside Lane & Broadway Tarrytown New York
Date:
Commissioned March 30, 1926. Dedicated June 27, 1927. Rededicated June 27, 1977. Rededicated Oct. 25, 1998
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New York survey, 1993.
SOS Assessment Award, 1998.
SOS Achievement Award, 1999.
Image on file.
(On pedestal below bust:) WASHINGTON/IRVING/1783-1859/ESSAYIST POET/HISTORIAN TRAVELLER/DIPLOMATIST SOLDIER/THE FIRST AUTHOR OF/OUR REPUBLIC (Below relief on left:) BOABDIL/THE LAST KING OF GRANADA (Below relief on right:) RIP VAN WINKLE/THE DREAMER OF THE KAATSKILLS
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
A curved wall with bronze bust of Washington Irving on a pedestal in the center, flanked by bronze relief figures of Boabdil on the right and Rip Van Winkle on the left. Irving wears a coat with round lapels and an ascot tie. Boabdil wears a loose, robed garment, boots and a pointed cap, and holds a sword at his proper left side. Rip Van Winkle wears ragged clothes, including long coat and wide-brimmed hat, and holds a broken rifle at his proper right side.
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Author  Search this
Portrait male--Full Length  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Literature--Irving--Alhambra  Search this
Literature--Character--Rip Van Winkle  Search this
Literature--Irving--Rip Van Winkle  Search this
Control number:
IAS NY001287
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_341335