WASHINGTON SQUARE ARCH

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Frederick Mershimer

Artist's Biography

Washington Square Arch

Mezzotint, 1986.
Image size 11 5/8 x 17 11/16" (29.5 x 44.8 cm).
Very good condition.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 94130
Price: $2,000.00
Publisher :
Signed and dated in pencil. This is the second Washington Square Arch dedicated in 1895 and modeled by Sanford White after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The arch sits in Washington Square Park which is at the southern end of Fifth Avenue. The first arch, a wood and plaster temporary arch, was erected over Fifth Avenue just north of Washington Square Park by William Rhinelander Stewart. He raised the funds to erect the monument celebrating George Washington’s inauguration. The temporary arch was so popular with the public that a permanent arch was started in 1892. The two statures of Washington were added in 1918.

Inscribed "2/90."
20th Century Subjects , New York City , Manhattan - Midtown

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