"Washington as Commander-in-Chief": Design for a Proposed Statuary Group, Washington Memorial Arch, New York City

Title:
"Washington as Commander-in-Chief": Design for a Proposed Statuary Group, Washington Memorial Arch, New York City
Date: 
c. 1890
Medium: 
Black ink on beige paper, laid on board
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/2 x 8 in. (29.2 x 20.3 cm) mat: 19 1/4 x 14 1/8 in. ( 48.9 x 35.9 cm )
Description: 
Design drawing
Credit Line: 
Gift of William Rhinelander Stewart
Object Number: 
1924.153
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed along lower edge in black ink: "One of two / Original sketches made by Frederick McMonnies [sic] for two groups of / statues for the Washington Arch, in Washington Square not / approved by the Committee. / Wm. R Stewart"
Gallery Label: 
On April 30, 1890, ground was broken for a permanent marble Washington Memorial Arch at the foot of Fifth Avene, New York City, to replace a temporary arch erected in 1889 to commemorate the centennial of George Washington's inauguration as first president of the United States. The stone arch, as well as its predecessor, was designed by Stanford White (1853-1906). In 1892 the last block of marble was set in place by William Rhinelander Stewart (1852-1929), the donor, who also initiated the work.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group