Captain Nathan Hale (statue)

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Captain Nathan Hale
Statue of Captain Nathan Hale.jpg
Artist Bela Lyon Pratt
Year 1915
Type Bronze
Dimensions 190 cm × 66 cm × 58 cm (76 in × 26 in × 23 in)
Location Washington, D.C., United States
Owner

General Services Administration

Captain Nathan Hale (statue)
Captain Nathan Hale (statue) is located in Washington, D.C.
Captain Nathan Hale (statue)
Location Northwest, Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°53′33″N 77°1′28″W / 38.89250°N 77.02444°W / 38.89250; -77.02444Coordinates: 38°53′33″N 77°1′28″W / 38.89250°N 77.02444°W / 38.89250; -77.02444
Area less than one acre
Governing body National Park Service
Part of American Revolution Statuary.
NRHP Reference # 78000256[1]
Added to NRHP July 14, 1978[2]

Captain Nathan Hale is a bronze statue of Nathan Hale, by Bela Lyon Pratt. It is located at the south facade of the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C.[3]

This example was cast around 1930, and dedicated on April 18, 1948.[4]

The original is at Yale University,[5] and other examples are at Fort Nathan Hale, the Chicago Tribune Tower, and CIA headquarters.[6]

The inscription reads:
(Sculpture, near figure's proper left foot:)
B.L. PRATT
(Sculpture, near figure's proper right foot:)
REPLICA OF THAT
AT YALE UNIVERSITY
(Sculpture, around bottom rim:)
I ONLY REGRET THAT I HAVE BUT ONE LIFE TO LOSE FOR MY COUNTRY
(Base, front:)

NATHAN HALE

CAPTAIN
ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES
BORN AT COVENTRY CONNECTICUT
JUNE 6, 1755
IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS
DUTY HE RESIGNED HIS
LIFE A SACRIFICE TO
HIS COUNTRY'S LIBERTY
AT NEW YORK

SEPTEMBER 22, 1776

signed Founder's mark appears

As part of American Revolution Statuary in Washington, D.C. the statue at the Department of Justice Building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "American Revolution Statuary". National Park Service. July 14, 1978. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.nathanhalesociety.org/sites/76009919.htm
  4. ^ "Captain Nathan Hale, (sculpture)". Save Outdoor Sculpture, District of Columbia survey. 1993. Retrieved August 13, 2011. 
  5. ^ http://www.yale.edu/publicart/hale.html
  6. ^ https://www.cia.gov/news-information/featured-story-archive/a-walk-outside-headquarters.html

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