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Newburgh Volunteer Firemen's Memorial, (sculpture)

Catalog Data

Miller, D. C.  Search this
Tiffany and Company  Search this
Hobbs, Rufus  Search this
Buechner, Winifred Hobbs  Search this
Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Administered by City of Newburgh Downing Park Planning Committee P. O. Box 306 Newburgh New York 12550
Located Downing Park Dubois Street side, facing east Newburgh New York
1909. Cast Sept. 1909. Dedicated Sept. 30, 1909. Rededicated May 30, 1910
Save Outdoor Sculpture, New York survey, 1994.
Image on file.
(On plinth, in cursive script:) Cast by Tiffany Studios, NY Sept. 1909 D. C. Miller, Sc. (On base, front and back, in raised letters:) NEWBURGH/VOLUNTEER/FIRE/DEPARTMENT signed Founder's mark appears.
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.
Full-length figure of a uniformed fireman stands on a tapered base adorned with relief images. The fireman holds a child on his proper left hip and beckons with his proper right hand. The base has both smooth and rough-hewn surfaces. Reliefs include a hydrant, hose nozzle and axe. The figures are based on the likenesses of Newburgh resident Rufus Hobbs and his daughter, Winifred Hobbs Buechner.
Figure group--Male & Child  Search this
Occupation--Service--Fireman  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Fireman Uniform  Search this
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Portrait female--Full length  Search this
Control number:
IAS NY001940
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums