Henry Hudson (d. 1611)
Plaster with bronze-like surface
Overall: 16 3/4 x 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. ( 42.5 x 18.4 x 11.4 cm )
brass plaque: inscribed on base: "HENRY HUDSON/KARL GRUPPE SCULPTOR"
Model for over-life-size bronze statue erected in Henry Hudson Memorial Park in Riverdale (the Bronx), New York in 1932.
Karl Heinrich Gruppe began his career as Karl Bitter's principal assistant on the Pulitzer Fountain (1913-1916) on Fifth Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets. He later served as the chief sculptor for the monument restoration project of the New York City Department of Parks (1934-1937).
Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Gruppe Stover, daughter of the artist
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