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William Pitt, the Elder, First Earl of Chatham (1708-1778)

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Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Title:
William Pitt, the Elder, First Earl of Chatham (1708-1778)
Date: 
ca. 1770
Medium: 
Marble
Dimensions: 
Overall: 71 x 29 x 29 in. ( 180.3 x 73.7 x 73.7 cm )
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Classification: 
Date End: 
1 770
Description: 
Portrait (full-length)
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Simon F. Mackie
Object Number: 
1864.5
Gallery Label: 
This statue of William Pitt was commissioned by the colonists of New York to commemorate the English statesman who had lobbied Parliament successfully on their behalf for the repeal of the Stamp Act. The statue stood at the intersection of Wall and William Streets. After the British took possession of New York City in the fall of 1776, they decapitated the friend of the colonists and broke off his arms. The statue was removed from Wall Street in 1788.
Date Begin: 
1770
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group