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Richard Morris Hunt Memorial
- Location: Perimeter wall, Fifth Avenue at 70th Street
- Sculptor: Daniel Chester French
- Architect: Bruce Price
- Description: Bust (over life-size) on stele in an arc-shaped space formed by an exedra whose back supports columns and a cornice; at each end of the exedra is a standing female figure; mosaic floor; approached by two steps
- Materials: Bust and figures--bronze; exedra, columns, etc.--Westerly granite,
- Dimensions: Total H: 13' W: 31'; Bust H: 2'6"; Figure proper right H: 6'6"; Figure proper left H: 6'7½"
- Dedicated: 1898
- Foundry: Henry Bonnard Bronze Co.
- Donor: Art Societies of New York
- Inscription: (1) "TO RICHARD MORRIS HUNT / OCTOBER 31, 1828 / JULY 31, 1895 / IN RECOGNITION / OF HIS SERVICES TO / THE CAUSE OF ART / IN AMERICA / THIS MEMORIAL / WAS ERECTED 1898 BY / THE ART SOCIETIES/ OF NEW YORK"
(2) "THE CENTURY ASSOCIATION / THE MUNICIPAL ART SOCIETY / THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART / THE ARTIST ARTISANS OF NEW YORK / THE ARCHITECTURAL LEAGUE / NATIONAL SCULPTURE SOCIETY / NATIONAL
ACADEMY OF DESIGN / SOCIETY OF AMERICAN ARTISTS / AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS / AMERICAN WATERCOLOR SOCIETY / SOCIETY OF BEAUX ARTS ARCHITECTS"
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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this pool is closed for the 2020 season.
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