Frederick Douglass (New-York Historical Society)

Frederick+Douglass-NY+Historical+Society+-+Copy.JPG

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Title

Frederick Douglass (New-York Historical Society)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Abolitionists--United States
Freedom
Middle Atlantic States
Public art
Public sculpture
New York--History
Northeastern United States
Resistance
Slavery--New York (State)

Subject (Name)
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895

Subject (Object Type)
Commemorative sculpture

Description

A life-size sculpture of the abolitionist Frederick Douglass stands atop the staircase at the West 77th Street entrance to the New-York Historical Society. Douglass gazes forward, holding a pair of books in his left hand, while his right arm rests downward. Fully bearded, Douglass stares off into the distance.

Creator

Schwartz, Ivan, 1951

Date

Unveiled: October 25, 2011

Contributor

New-York Historical Society

Rights

New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at West 77th Street, New York, New York, 10024, United States

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Visual Arts-Sculpture

Coverage

New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at West 77th Street, New York, New York, 10024, United States

Extent

Unknown

Medium

Bronze

Bibliographic Citation

Dunlap, David, W. "No Debate: It’s Lincoln and Douglass." New York Times, November 1, 2011. Accessed October 31, 2019, https://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/01/no-debate-its-lincoln-and-douglass/March.

Saxena, Jaya. "Creating the Humanity in Bronze Statues." Behind the Scenes, New-York Historical Society, March 14, 2012. Accessed October 31, 2019, http://behindthescenes.nyhistory.org/creating-the-humanity-in-bronze-statues/.

"Meet Michael, the Living Historian Behind Our Frederick Douglass Statue (Part I)." History Detectives, New-York Historical Society, February 5, 2018. Accessed, May 24, 2020, http://historydetectives.nyhistory.org/2018/02/meet-living-historian-behind-new-york-historicals-frederick-douglass-statue-part-1/.

"Meet the Living Historian Behind Our Frederick Douglass Statue (Part II)." History Detectives, New-York Historical Society, February 26, 2018. Accessed, May 24, 2020, http://historydetectives.nyhistory.org/2018/02/meet-living-historian-behind-frederick-douglass-statue-part-ii/.

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Sculpture

Physical Dimensions

Unknown

Citation

StudioEIS and Schwartz, Ivan, 1951, “Frederick Douglass (New-York Historical Society),” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed May 25, 2020, http://slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1193.

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