George Washington (Brown)
The statue in its current location in the middle of the park
|Artist||Henry Kirke Brown|
|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.
Description and history
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. The monument is in axial alignment with Abraham Lincoln and the Independence Flagstaff.
- A Difference in Kind: Spontaneous Memorials after 9/11 by Harriet F. Senie, International Sculpture Center
- Leon Reid IV To Give Union Square George Washington Statue A Makeover (September 30, 2011), The Huffington Post