Friday, November 9, 2018

William Tecumseh Sherman & Victory

Continuing our walk down Fifth Avenue, we came to this outdoor sculpture of William Tecumseh Sherman by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.  It is located at Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan which is at 59th Street.  Cast in 1902 and dedicated on May 30, 1903, the gilded-bronze monument consists of an equestrian statue and an allegorical female figure, Victory.   Recently the statue was renewed in 2013, including a re-gilding with gold leaf.  It is stunning, isn't it?  Such beautiful detail. 

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