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Bryant Park

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William Cullen Bryant

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  • Sculptor: Herbert Adams
  • Architect: Thomas Hastings, Carrere and Hastings
  • Description: Seated figure (over life-size) with intrgral plinth on a pedestal under an archiform canopy, with a large urn and a balustrade at either side
  • Materials: Bronze, marble
  • Dimensions: Figure H: 6' W: 3'6"; Canopy H: 30'
  • Cast: 1911
  • Dedicated: October 24, 1911
  • Foundry: Gorham Company
  • Donor: Century Association
  • 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.

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