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resting on arms of chair, left hand holding a roll of paper. !

Height, 47 in.; width, SS}/2 in. Painted in 1908. j

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WILLIAM J. GAYNOR

BY
J. CAMPBELL PHILLIPS

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 47



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PORTRAITS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN

JOHN McCOMB, Jr.

1 763-1 853

architect of the new YORK CITY HALL

CITY HALL

ARTIST

SAMUEL L. WALDO, A.N. A.

1 783-1 867

A HALF-LENGTH portrait in oil. Subject wearing black
coat and white stock, is seated in a chair upholstered in
crimson. He holds in right hand a plan of the City Hall,
and in background is shown a view of east wing of the
building.

Height, 31 in. ; width, 26 in. Purchased by the City in 1916.

See illustration facing page 50.



DANIEL GUSTAVUS ROLLINS

I 842-1 897

SURROGATE, NEW YORK COUNTY, 1882-1887
HALL OF RECORDS, SURROGATE'S COURT

ARTIST

JOHN W. ALEXANDER, N.A.
1856-I915

A HALF-LENGTH portrait in oil. Subject is seated, and is
represented in judicial robes, showing left side of face in
profile. Right hand is extended resting on arm of chair;
lower part of left hand is hidden by table.

Height, 36 in.; width, 54 in. Given to the City in 1909.

49



PORTRAITS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN

EDWARD MORSE SHEPARD
1850-1911

CHAIRMAN OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF COLLEGE OF CITY OF

NEW YORK, I904-I9II

CITY COLLEGE, TOWER ROOM

ARTIST

J. REDDING KELLY

1873-
COPY OF PAINTING BY FERRARIS

A THREE-QUARTER length portrait in oil. Subject is rep-
resented seated in arm chair facing to right, but with head
turned towards observer, and with arms folded across breast.

Height, 41 in.; width, 33 in. Given to the City in 1912.



ABNER C. THOMAS
1 844-1 91 1

SURROGATE, NEW YORK COUNTY, I9OO-I9II
HALL OF RECORDS, SURROGATE'S COURT

ARTIST

S. SEYMOUR THOMAS
1868-

A THREE-QUARTER length portrait in oil. Subject is rep-
resented in judicial robes, seated in leather-backed chair,
with right hand holding a paper, left elbow resting on table
covered with books and papers, left hand held against face.

Height, 40 in.; width, 49 in. Given to City in 1913.

50




JOHN McCOMB, Jr.

BY

SAMUEL L. WALDO, A.N. A.

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 49



PORTRAITS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN

FITZ GERALD TISDALL
1839-1915

PROFESSOR IN THE COLLEGE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK,

1879-I915

CITY COLLEGE, TOWER ROOM

ARTIST

GEORGE RUFUS BOYNTON
1861-

A THREE-QUARTER length portrait in oil. Subject, with
white side-whiskers and mustache, is represented in academic
cap and gown, over evening dress, with white waistcoat and
tie, standing by table on which he rests right hand, left hand
being held to side.

Height, 55 in.; width, 39 in. Painted in 1910.



ALEXANDER SEWARD WEBB
1 836-191 1

PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK,

I 870- I 902

CITY COLLEGE, TOWER ROOM

ARTIST

GEORGE RUFUS BOYNTON

1861-

A THREE-QUARTER length portrait in oil. Subject, with
flowing white beard, is represented in academic robe seated
by table on which he rests left hand. In right hand he
holds a pen.

Height, 553^ in.; width, 453/2 in. Painted in 1902.

See illustration facing page 52.

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PORTRAITS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN

ADOLPH WERNER

1838-1919

PROFESSOR IN THE COLLEGE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK,

1861-I915

CITY COLLEGE, TOWER ROOM

ARTIST
LOUIS LOEB, N.A.

I 866-1 909

A THREE-QUARTER length portrait in oil. Subject is rep-
resented standing by a table on which he rests his right hand
grasping a book.

Height, 50 in.; width, 37 in. Painted in 1907.



GENERAL GEORGE W. WINGATE

1840-

PUBLIC SCHOOL NO. 4O

ARTIST

DAVID ANTHONY TANSZKY

1878-

A THREE-QUARTER length portrait. Subject, with bald
head and pointed grey beard, is represented seated with left
hand and right elbow resting on chair arms, and holding
spectacles in right hand.

Height, 50 in.; width, 36 in. Given to the City in 1915.

52




ALEXANDER SEWARD WEBB

BY
GEORGE RUFUS BOYNTON

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 5 1



PORTRAITS — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN

SOLOMON WOOLF
1840-1911

PROFESSOR IN THE COLLEGE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK,

1877-I903

CITY COLLEGE, TOWER ROOM

ARTIST

SAMUEL JOHNSON WOOLF

1880-

A THREE-QUARTER length portrait in oil. Subject is seated
in a wicker chair with hands folded, and overcoat thrown over
left arm and right knee.

Height, 42 in.; width, 32 in. Painted in 1909.

See illustration facing page 54.



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PORTRAITS— BOROUGH OF QUEENS



RUPERT B. THOMAS
1867-

MEMBER OF BOARD OF EDUCATION, I907-I917
FLUSHING HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM

ARTIST

EDWIN B. CHILD

1868-

A THREE-QUARTER length portrait in oil. Subject is shown
seated in heavy chair on each arm of which he rests an ex-
tended hand. On a tablet on frame is the following

INSCRIPTION

RUPERT B. THOMAS

MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

1907-19 —

WHOSE ZEALOUS, ENERGETIC AND DEVOTED LABORS

WERE LARGELY INSTRUMENTAL IN SECURING THIS

BUILDING

PRESENTED TO THE SCHOOL BY THE

CITIZENS OF FLUSHING AND VICINITY

Height, 50 in.; width, 40 in. Given to the City in 1915.



54 '




SOLOMON WOOLF

BY
SAMUEL JOHNSON WOOLF

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 53



SCULPTURE



SCULPTURE— BOROUGH OF THE BRONX

LOUIS J. HEINTZ
1861-1893

GRAND CONCOURSE BETWEEN 162ND AND I63RD STREETS

ARTISTS

PIERRE FIETU, SCULPTOR

WILLIAM WELLES BOSWORTH, A.N. A., ARCHITECT

1869-

A PORTRAIT Statue in bronze, of heroic size, placed on a
granite pedestal, in front of which is standing a draped
female in bronze designated Fame, represented as drawing
the inscription on the pedestal, and holding a palm branch
in left hand.

INSCRIPTION

LOUIS J. HEINTZ

TO COMMEMORATE

THE FOUNDING OF

THE PROGRESS AND

PROSPERITY OF THE

BRONX

Given to the City in 1909.



JUSTICE

BRONX BOROUGH COURT HOUSE

ARTIST
G. E. ROINE, SCULPTOR

A STATUE in Tennessee marble placed over main entrance
on south facade. It consists of a draped seated female
figure, of heroic size, with a crown of leaves in hair, sup-
porting with right hand a large sword, and holding with left
hand a book which rests on seat.

Purchased by the City in 1910.

57



SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF THE BRONX

EDGAR ALLAN POE
I 809-1 849

POE PARK, KINGSBRIDGE ROAD

ARTIST

EDMOND T. QUINN, A.N.A

1868-

A BRONZE bust of heroic size on a pedestal of marble 5 feet
high.

(Bust temporarily placed for safekeeping in Poe Memorial
Cottage.)

INSCRIPTION

EDGAR ALLAN POE

I 809-1 849

IN A COTTAGE OPPOSITE THIS SITE

THE POET AND AUTHOR LIVED

I 846-1 849

ERECTED BY THE BRONX

SOCIETY OF ARTS & SCIENCES

JANUARY 19, 1909

Given to the City in 1909.
See illustration facing page 58.



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POE BUST

BY

EDMOND T. QUINN, A.N. A.

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 58



SCULPTURE— BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN

BEDFORD PARK WAR MEMORIAL

ARTIST
EDWIN H. DENBY

1873-

A MONUMENT in limestone, 9 feet 3 inches high by 4 feet
6 inches wide, mounted on two granite steps. The upper
part consists of a panel framed with a Greek fret, below
which is a shallow shelf supported by brackets enclosing a
second panel. On the upper panel are inscribed six names.
On the lower panel is the following

INSCRIPTION

IN LOVING MEMORY

TO THOSE BRAVE MEN OF THIS

VICINITY WHO IN I917 AND I918

TOOK UP ARMS IN WAR AND
DIED THAT FREEDOM MIGHT LIVE

THEIR NEIGHBORS THROUGH

THE ALBANY HEIGHTS PATRIOTIC

LEAGUE ERECT THIS MONUMENT

ANNO DOMINI MDCCCCXIX

Given to the City in 191 9.
BROOKLYN INSTITUTE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

MUSEUM BUILDING, EASTERN PARKWAY

CENTRAL PEDIMENT

ARTISTS

DANIEL C. FRENCH, N.A.

1850-

ADOLPH A. WEINMAN, N.A.

1870-

A GROUP of eight figures of heroic size in Indiana lime-
stone; two in the centre representing arts and sciences;

SQ



SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN

BROOKLYN INSTITUTE— CONTINUED

those on the left of the central group representing sculp-
ture, PAINTING and architecture; those on the right rep-
resenting geology, ASTRONOMY and BIOLOGY. A peacock is
at the extreme left, and a sphinx at the extreme right.

Purchased by the City in 1913.



STATUES ON ATTIC



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All erected in Indiana limestone in colossal size. i

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Purchased by the City in 1909.

FRONT

On left of pediment, from right to left.



ARTIST ]

CHARLES KECK i

1875- :

Mohammed ]

A MALE figure heavily robed and wearing turban, resting j
right hand on hilt of great sword, and holding large tablet ;
against breast, on which is an Arabic inscription which trans-
lated reads: ;

ALLAH IS GOD, MOHAMMED IS HIS PROPHET

i

See illustration facing page 60. j

60 j




MOHAMMED

BY

CHARLES KECK

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 60



SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN

BROOKLYN INSTITUTE
STATUES ON ATTIC— CONTINUED



ARTIST

H. AUGUSTUS LUKEMAN, A.N. A
1872-

Hebrew Apostle

A HEAVILY draped male figure, holding In right hand an
enormous sword, and in left hand a heavy bound book.

Hebrew Prophet

A HEAVILY draped male figure, with long hair and beard,
bald head uncovered, right hand held to the mouth, left arm
entirely covered by robe.

Hebrew Psalmist

A heavily draped figure of a youth, with robe thrown
over head, and with mouth open as in singing. In right
hand he holds a lyre, and in left carries a shepherd's crook
with a sling at top.

See illustration facing page 62.

Hebrew Law

A FULLY draped female figure with robe thrown over head.
Her right hand is extended, and in left she holds a tablet.



artist

JANET SCUDDER, A.N.A
1873-

Japanese Art

A FEMALE figure in Japanese costume with elaborate head
dress, carrying a mirror in uplifted right hand; left hand
resting on a large sword.

61



SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN

BROOKLYN INSTITUTE
STATUES ON ATTIC— CONTINUED



ARTIST

KARL BITTER, N.A.

1868-I915

Chinese Law

A FULLY robed male figure representing a Chinese sage,
wearing cap, and with braid of hair falling over right shoulder,
and holding a gem in right hand.

Chinese Art

A FULLY robed female figure, crowned, holding in right
hand a chrysanthemum flower, and in left a small vase.

Chinese Religion

A PRIEST, elaborately robed, with long beard and bare
head, and hands outstretched as in blessing.

Chinese Philosophy

A MALE figure in heavy simple robe, with uncovered bald
head, holding a string of beads in right hand, left hand being
extended in the gesture of a lecturer.



FRONT

On right of pediment, left to right.



ARTIST

DANIEL C, FRENCH, N.A.

1850-

Greek Epic Poetry

A male figure robed, wearing a skull cap, with breast and
arm exposed, and holding a thick mass of manuscript in left
hand, right hand extended.

62




HEBREW PSALMIST

BY
H. AUGUSTUS LUKEMAN, A.N. A.

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 6l



SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN

BROOKLYN INSTITUTE
STATUES ON ATTIC— CONTINUED

Greek Lyric Poetry

A draped female figure with chaplet of laurel in hair.
Left shoulder and breast exposed, holding in right hand a
lamp, and in left a harp.

ARTIST

GEORGE T. BREWSTER
1862-

Greek Dramatic Art

A FULLY draped female figure holding a large mask in each
hand.

Greek Law Giver

A MALE figure, bald and of serious mien, draped in a heavy
robe, with right arm and breast bare and hands clasped, left
hand holding a half-open scroll.



ARTIST

kenyon cox, N.A.

1856-I919

Greek Science

A DRAPED female figure, holding in left hand a globe which
she is marking with a stylus held in right hand.



ARTIST

DANIEL C. FRENCH, N.A.
1850-

Greek Religion

A FULLY draped female figure wearing a helmet, and with
breastplate of armor, carrying a shield on left arm, and hold-
ing in right hand a small winged sphinx.

63



SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN

BROOKLYN INSTITUTE
STATUES ON ATTIC— CONTINUED



ARTIST
HERBERT ADAMS, N.A.

1858-

Greek Philosophy

A HEAVILY robed male figure, with right arm and shoulder
bare, and head bent forward in an attitude of contemplation.

Greek Architecture

A DRAPED female figure, holding in extended right hand a
craftsman's square, and in raised left hand the upper part of
an Ionic column.

Greek Sculpture

A draped female figure with laurel wreath in hair, holding
in raised right hand a small torso, and in extended left hand
a hammer and cutting tools.

See illustration facing page 64.

Greek Oratory

A DRAPED male figure, with laurel wreath in hair, holding
a scroll in left hand, and right hand extended in the gesture
of a speaker.



STATUES ON EAST ELEVATION

From left to right



ARTIST

EDMOND T. QUINN, A.N. A

1868-

Persian Philosophy

A MALE figure of thoughtful mien, dressed in archaic robe,
with Persian beard, and holding in left hand a flaming lamp.

64



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GREEK vSCULPTURE

BY
HERBERT ADAMS, N.A.

FOR DESCRIPTION' SEE PAGE 64



SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN

BROOKLYN INSTITUTE
STATUES ON ATTIC— CONTINUED



ARTIST

EDWARD C. POTTER, N.A.

1857-

Indian Philosophy
A HALF-NUDE male figure, with bald head, carrying a scroll



in right hand and a long staff in left.



ARTIST

ATTILIO PICCIRILLI, A.N.A.
1866-

Indian Literature

A HALF-NUDE female figure, with closed eyes, richly garbed
and jewelled, clasping left breast with left hand, and holding
in right hand a long stemmed lotus flower.

Indian Law Giver

A male figure swathed in heavy robe, and wearing a tur-
ban, with hands drawn together on breast, and holding a
scroll tightly in left hand.

See illustration facing page 66.



artist

EDWARD C. potter, N.A.

1857- .

Indian Religion

A MALE figure in heavy robe, wearing turban-like head
band, with right arm and shoulder nude, carrying in right
hand a disk, and in left two closed lotus blossoms.

65



SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN

' BROOKLYN INSTITUTE i



STATUES ON ATTIC— CONTINUED

STATUES ON WEST ELEVATION

From left to right



ARTIST
JOHN GELERT

1852-

RoMAN Law Giver

A MALE figure in Roman toga, holding in both hands an
open scroll on which is inscribed



p. P.

SVVM j

CVIQVE 1



Roman Statesman

A MALE figure, in Roman toga, holding a closed scroll in
left hand, and in right hand an open scroll from which he
is reading.

Roman Emperor

A MALE figure in highly decorated armor, with wreath on
head, and Imperial Staff in left hand.

Roman Orator

A FIGURE of a young man, in Roman toga, holding a scroll
in left hand, and extending right hand in gesture.



ARTIST
C. A. HEBER

1874-

RoMAN Lyric Poetry

A FEMALE figure, partly nude, with laurel wreath on head,
and holding an unfolded scroll in right hand, left hand grasp-
ing robe at shoulder.

66




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INDIAN LAW GIVER

BY
ATTILIO PICCIRILLI, A.N. A.

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 65



SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN

EAGLES

SHORE ROAD BRIDGE

ARTIST

FRANK J. HELMLE, ARCHITECT

1870-

ROCHETTE AND PARZINI, SCULPTORS

Eagles of heroic size in granite; placed on top of each of
eight piers of bridge at crossing of First Avenue over Shore
Road.

Purchased by the City in 191 2.



EDWARD GRIEG

I 843-1 907

NORWEGIAN COMPOSER
PROSPECT PARK, FLOWER GARDEN

ARTIST

SIGVALD ASBJORNSEN

1867-

A BRONZE bust 3 feet high, placed on a granite pedestal
9 feet high.

INSCRIPTION

GRIEG

PRESENTED TO

THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN

BY THE NORWEGIAN SOCIETIES

I914

Given to the City in 19 14.

67



SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN

MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE

I 757-1 834

MAJOR GENERAL IN COLONIAL ARMY, 1777-I781
PROSPECT PARK, NINTH STREET ENTRANCE

ARTISTS

HENRY BACON, N.A., ARCHITECT
1866-

DANIEL C. FRENCH, N.A., SCULPTOR
1850-

A BRONZE tablet 9 feet by 11 feet, showing Lafayette in
heroic size in high rehef, in Colonial uniform, standing with
sword in hand against his charger whose bridle is held by a
negro. This is mounted on an architectural background and
is set in a broad exedra, all of granite. On each side of the
stone base is carved a double laurel leaf. Cut on the stone
beneath the tablet is the following

INSCRIPTION

THE MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE
THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED AND PRESENTED BY

HENRY HARTEAU
A DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN OF BROOKLYN TO BE AN ENDURING
TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF ONE WHO AS FRIEND AND
COMPANION OF THE IMMORTAL WASHINGTON FOUGHT
TO ESTABLISH IN OUR COUNTRY THOSE VITAL
PRINCIPLES OF LIBERTY AND HUMAN BROTHER-
HOOD WHICH HE AFTERWARD LABORED
TO ESTABLISH IN HIS OW^



On Upper part of back is inscribed

THIS MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED AND DEDICATED
BY MARSHAL JOFFRE AND M. VIVIANI
' OF THE FRENCH WAR COMMISSION
MAY 10, I917

Given to the City in 191 7.
See illustration facing page 68.

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SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN

MANHATTAN BRIDGE APPROACH
TWO SCULPTURAL GROUPS

ARTIST

DANIEL C. FRENCH, N.A.
1850-



NORTH PYLON

BROOKLYN

A COLOSSAL draped female figure in granite, seated, wearing
a civic crown, and holding in left hand a Roman book. At
her feet on right are a tree and a nude child reading a book,
on left a model of a church and other emblems of art.



SOUTH PYLON

MANHATTAN

A COLOSSAL draped female figure in granite, seated, wearing
a castellated crown, with breast plate indicative of defense,
and holding in her right hand a winged globe suggestive of
DOMINION and progress, her right foot resting on a treasure
box. At her right are emblems of art and material pros-
perity, and on her left the prows of three ships representing
COMMERCE, and a peacock as a symbol of pride.

Purchased by the City in 191 6.

69



SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN

KARL MARIA FRIEDRICH ERNST VON WEBER

I 786-1 826

GERMAN COMPOSER
PROSPECT PARK, FLOWER GARDEN

ARTIST

CHESTER BEACH, A.N.A.
1881-

A BRONZE bust of heroic size, mounted on granite pedestal
about 8 feet high.

INSCRIPTION

KARL MARIA VON WEBER

PRESENTED TO THE
BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN

BY THE
UNITED GERMAN SINGERS



1ST PRIZE AT THE

2 2ND NATIONAL SAENGERFEST

HELD AT NEW YORK

JUNE 22ND 1907

Given to the City in 1909.



70



SCULPTURE— BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN



SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN

ORESTES AUGUSTUS BROWNSON

I 803-1 876

RIVERSIDE PARK, OPPOSITE IO4TH STREET

ARTIST

SAMUEL J. KITSON
I 848-1 906

A COLOSSAL bronze bust mounted on a pedestal of polished
granite.

INSCRIPTION

BROWNSON

I 803-1 876

PUBLICIST — PHILOSOPHER — PATRIOT

HE LOVED

GOD, COUNTRY AND TRUTH

Given to the City in 1910.



WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT

1794-1878

AMERICAN POET AND JOURNALIST
WEST SIDE OF NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

ARTISTS
HERBERT ADAMS, N.A., SCULPTOR
1858-
CARRERE AND HASTINGS, ARCHITECTS

A SEATED statue in bronze of heroic size, on a marble
pedestal of rich design, under an architectural canopy of
monumental form in marble, which is approached by six
steps from the level of Bryant Park.

signed: HERBERT ADAMS, SCULPTOR, MCMXI

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BRYANT MEMORIAL

BY
HERBERT ADAMS. N.A. AND CARRERE & HASTINGS

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 72



SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN

INSCRIPTION

WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT

1794-1878

YET LET NO EMPTY GUST

OF PASSION FIND AN UTTERANCE IN THY LAY

A BLAST THAT WHIRLS THE DUST

ALONG THE HOWLING STREET AND DIES AWAY

BUT FEELINGS OF CALM POWER AND MIGHTY SWEEP

LIKE CURRENTS JOURNEYING THROUGH THE WINDLESS DEEP

Given to the City in 191 1.

See illustrations facing pages ']2 and 74.



JOHN BURROUGHS
1837-1921

PUBLIC SCHOOL 1 88 AUDITORIUM

ARTIST
SCIARRINO CARAINO PIETRO

A BRONZE bust of heroic size, placed on a wooden bracket
on which is carved

JOHN BURROUGHS

On the wall below is a small bronze tablet on which is the
following

INSCRIPTION

JOHN BURROUGHS

APRIL 3RD, 1837-

PRESENTED BY THE

BURROUGHS NATURE CLUB

I914

"to UNDERSTAND NATURE

IS TO GAIN ONE OF THE

GREATEST RESOURCES

OF life"

Given to the City in 1914.

73



SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN

GENERAL DANIEL BUTTERFIELD

1831-1901

CLAREMONT AVENUE, NORTH OF I22ND STREET

ARTIST

GUTZON BORGLUM, SCULPTOR

1867-

LUDLOW AND PEABODY, ARCHITECTS

A COLOSSAL portrait statue in bronze, showing subject in
military uniform, with arms folded across breast. Erected
in a small parkway on a plaza approached from Riverside
Drive. It stands on a pedestal of granite 7 feet high, on
each side of which is a wall of granite against which are
seats.

INSCRIPTION

BUTTERFIELD
183I-I9OI

Given to the City in 191 8.



CARRERE MEMORIAL

RIVERSIDE DRIVE AND 99TH STREET

ARTIST

THOMAS HASTINGS, N.A.
1860-

A MEMORIAL to John Merven Carrere, architect, who was
killed in an automobile accident. A terrace, two steps above

74



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BRYANT STATUE

BY
HERBERT ADAMS, -N.A.

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE J 2



SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN

the sidewalk and approached by a flight of steps from River-
side Park, is enclosed by a balustrade of pink Milford gran-
ite, in the centre of which is a sculptured panel depicting a
drapery on which is the following

INSCRIPTION

TO THE MEMORY OF

JOHN MERVEN CARRERE

1858-I9II

Given to the City in 191 6.



HORACE GREELEY

1811-1872

CITY HALL PARK

ARTIST

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS WARD, N.A.
183O-I9IO

A SEATED statue of heroic size in bronze, placed on a sim-
ple pedestal about 5 feet high, of polished dark granite, on
the front of which in raised letters is the

INSCRIPTION

HORACE GREELEY

FOUNDER OF

THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE

SIGNED: J. Q. A. WARD, SCULPTOR, 189O,

Given to the City in 1916.

75



SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN

JOAN OF ARC

I4II-I43I

RIVERSIDE DRIVE AND 93RD STREET

ARTISTS

ANNA VAUGHN HYATT, A.N. A., SCULPTOR

1876-

JOHN V. VAN PELT, ARCHITECT

1874-

Equestrian statue in bronze, about 9 feet high, represent-
ing the "Maid of Orleans" in full armor, mounted on a large
and heavy charger, and standing in her stirrups with uplifted
sword. This is mounted on a granite pedestal 10 feet high
decorated with Gothic arches. It stands on a small plaza
on two levels, with granite balustrade, and steps between
the levels, the plaza being approached from the east by a
flight of granite steps.

signed: anna vaughn hyatt, sculptor
john v. van pelt, architect



In gothic letters are the following ^

INSCRIPTION ^

JOAN OF ARC \

BORN AT j

DOMREMY, FRANCE \
JANUARY 6th, 141 1

BURNED AT THE \

STAKE AT ;

ROUEN, FRANCE :

MAY 30TH, 1 43 1 ;

ERECTED BY ]

THE JOAN OF ARC STATUE COMMITTEE

IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK I915 '



Given to the City in 1915.
See illustration facing page 76.



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JOAN OF ARC

BY

ANNA VAUGHN HYATT, A.N. A. AND JOHN V. VAN PELT

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE PAGE 76



SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN

MANHATTAN BRIDGE APPROACH
BUFFALO HUNT

ARTIST

CHARLES CARY RUMSEY

1879-

A BROAD frieze, 6 feet high and about 40 feet long, over
western entrance arch; representing in high relief four
mounted Indians attacking buffalo in full chase.

Purchased by the City in 191 6.



SPIRITS OF COMMERCE and INDUSTRIES

ARTIST
C. A. HEBER

1874-

Heroic groups in granite placed over doorways in large
piers on each side of great entrance arch, in each case sur-
mounted by ornamental decorative composition rising from
prow of antique ship.

Purchased by the City in 191 6.

SPIRIT OF COMMERCE

On north pier. A standing draped female winged figure
with uplifted left arm. Kneeling on her left is a nude female,
and on her right a nude male holding in his right hand a
hammer, and resting his left hand on a half-covered cogged
wheel.

SPIRIT OF INDUSTRIES

On south pier. A standing nude male winged figure.
Kneeling on his right is a half nude female holding a basket
containing corn and fruits, and on his left a nude male figure
holding a small bale of goods.

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SCULPTURE — BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN

MUNICIPAL BUILDING
CIVIC FAME

ARTIST

ADOLPH A. WEINMAN, N.A.

1870-

A COLOSSAL bronze draped female figure standing on a
sphere, with shield on her right arm. In her uplifted right
hand she holds a branch of laurel, with which she is also
crowned, and in extended left hand a crown. Placed as the
finial of the great central tower.

Purchased by the City in 1 913.



DECORATION OF WEST ARCHWAY AND SECOND

STORY PANELS

ARTIST

ADOLPH A. WEINMAN, N.A.
1870-

CHAMBERS STREET ARCHWAY

Winged figures in heroic size fill the spandrels above the
great arch; that on the left a female representing guidance;
that on the right a male representing executive pow^r.

Over the northerly smaller arch is a broad panel repre-
senting civic duty, consisting of a life size female figure


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