Captain Nathan Hale (statue)

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Nathan Hale by Bela Pratt (Washington, DC) - DSC08583.JPG
ArtistBela Lyon Pratt
Year1915
TypeBronze
Dimensions190 cm × 66 cm × 58 cm (76 in × 26 in × 23 in)
LocationWashington, D.C., United States
OwnerGeneral Services Administration
Captain Nathan Hale
Captain Nathan Hale (statue) is located in Washington, D.C.
Captain Nathan Hale (statue)
Location10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
Coordinates38°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
Arealess than one acre
Part ofAmerican Revolution Statuary.
NRHP reference #78000256[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 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 Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "American Revolution Statuary". National Park Service. July 14, 1978. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-01-20. Retrieved 2011-08-14.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Captain Nathan Hale, (sculpture)". Save Outdoor Sculpture, District of Columbia survey. 1993. Retrieved August 13, 2011.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-01-11. Retrieved 2011-08-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ https://www.cia.gov/news-information/featured-story-archive/a-walk-outside-headquarters.html

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Media related to Nathan Hale by Bela Pratt at Wikimedia Commons