William Pitt, the Elder, First Earl of Chatham (1708-1778)
Overall: 71 x 29 x 29 in. ( 180.3 x 73.7 x 73.7 cm )
Gift of Mr. Simon F. Mackie
plaque: bronze plaque: "MARBLE STATUE OF WILLIAM PITT (LORD CHATHAM)/ THIS STATUE WAS ERECTED BY THE COLONY OF NEW YORK SEPTEMBER 7, 1770 AT THE INTERSECTION OF WALL AND WILLIAM STREETS IT WAS MUTILATED BY THE BRITISH SOLDIERS SOON AFTER THEIR OCCUPATION OF THE CITY IN 1776. JOSEPH WILSON, SCULPTOR"painted: on back: "S-54" [old N-YHS #]
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