George Washington (Brown)

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George Washington
Henry Kirke Brown George Washington statue by David Shankbone.jpg
The statue in its current location in the middle of the park
Artist Henry Kirke Brown
Year 1865 (1865)
Type Sculpture
Material Bronze
Subject George Washington
Location New York City, New York, United States

George Washington is an outdoor sculpture by Henry Kirke Brown (1814–1886), located in Union Square, Manhattan, in the United States. The bronze equestrian statue was dedicated in 1865 and is the oldest sculpture in the New York City Parks collection.[1]

Description and history[edit]

Richard Upjohn served as architect. The sculpture measures 26'4" by 13'6" and sits on a Barre granite pedestal that measures 12'2" by 7'9" by 15'. It was dedicated on July 4, 1856.[1] The monument is in axial alignment with Abraham Lincoln and the Independence Flagstaff.[2]


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