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~ This Gallery celebrates Hermon Atkins MacNeil,  of the Beaux Arts School American classic sculptor of Native images and American history.  ~ World’s Fairs, statues, monuments, coins, and more… ~ Hot-links ( lower right) lead to works by Hermon A. MacNeil.   ~ Over 200 of stories & 2,000 photos form this virtual MacNeil Gallery stretching east to west  New York to New Mexico ~ Oregon to S. Carolina.   ~ 2021 marks the 155th Anniversary of Hermon MacNeil’s birth. ~~Do you WALK or DRIVE by MacNeil sculptures DAILY!   ~~ CHECK it OUT!

DO YOU walk by MacNeil Statues and NOT KNOW IT ???

Jan
23

MacNeil’s Albany Monument ~ Winter Update

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The Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Albany, NY

 

“The bronze seems to be in fine condition with a consistent patina, however the marble relief in front (top left) is beginning to show signs of deterioration, evident in the raised crack (upper left). If left unattended , it will eventually shear off, marring the beauty of the composition.”  Joel Rosenkranz, December 2022

Joel RosenKranz, the owner and manager of Conner – Rosenkranz, LLC., (a private gallery located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan) is a friend of this website. 

 

He represented the Estate of Jo Davidson in our purchase  of the bust of Hermon Atkins MacNeil in 2021.

In December after visiting Albany NY, he sent the following note to us (Jim Haas and Dan Leininger, the website).

Dear James & Dan:

I was in Albany on Friday and decided to see MacNeil’s Soldiers and Sailors Monument in person. It is quite impressive and beautifully sighted in a city park. The bronze seems to be in fine condition with a consistent patina, however the marble relief in front (top left) is beginning to show signs of deterioration, evident in the raised crack (upper left). If left unattended , it will eventually shear off, marring the beauty of the composition. The marble reliefs on the rear and sides of the monument appear to be in good shape as is the lettering on the rear, which is quite beautiful.

A crowning achievement for Hermon.

Best to you both.    

Joel

Thanks to Joel for the Winter Update of the Albany Veterans Monument.

It has been a central feature of Washington Park Historic District,

the premier park of the capitol city of Albany for over one hundred and ten years.

 

Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument in Washington Park, Albany NY

Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument in Washington Park, Albany NY

 

The Washington Park Historic District (Albany, New York)

History:

“Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument is a marble monument sitting on a granite base with a bronze statue representing the Nation, holding the palms of victory. The monument is built of Tennessee marble above the seat and the remainder is of Stony Creek granite. It is 22 feet (6.7 m) high, 21 feet (6.4 m) long and 5.5 feet (1.7 m) deep, surrounded by a seat, the whole resting upon a platform 70 feet (21 m) long by 64 feet (20 m) deep. It sits at the Henry Johnson Boulevard entrance from State Street to the park. The monument represents “The Nation at Peace Won Through Victorious War”.[21] It was finished in 1911 by American Sculptor Hermon A. MacNeil and erected in 1912 by the Grand Army of the Republic as a monument to Civil War veterans.[21][25] The monument was restored in 1986 and renamed the Albany Veterans Memorial Monument with an unveiling by two 85-year-old women who, as 12-year-olds, had unveiled the monument when it was first erected in 1912.” [25]

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Park_Historic_District_(Albany,_New_York)

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