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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886 (search)
Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886 Sculptor: born in Leyden, Mass., Feb. 24, 1814: studied portrait-painting in Boston, and after-wards spent several years in Italy, in the study of the plastic art. He settled in Brooklyn, N. Y., and became famous for his bronze statues. A figure by him was the first bronze statue ever made in the United States. Among his best works are an equestrian statue of Washington, in New York: an equestrian statue of General Greene, made for the State of Rhode Island; a colossal statue of De Witt Clinton, and Angel of the resurrection, in Greenwood Cemetery; a colossal equestrian statute of General Scott, and a statue of President Lincoln. He died in Newburg, N. Y., July 10, 1886.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mundy, Johnson Marchant -1897 (search)
Mundy, Johnson Marchant -1897 Sculptor; born near New Brunswick, N. J., May 3, 1832; received a common school education; and first secured employment in a marble-yard in New York City, where he developed much aptitude for both designing and chiselling. In 1854 he entered the studio of Henry K. Brown, the sculptor, who, perceiving his talent, carefully instructed him in the manipulation of clay. He remained with Mr. Brown till 1863, when he settled in Rochester, N. Y. He founded the first school in that city for instruction in modelling and drawing from the antique and from life. His work was handicapped by imperfect eyesight, which gradually grew worse until in 1883 his left eye became entirely useless, and a cataract on the right one dimmed his little remaining sight. After twenty years spent in Rochester, he went to Tarrytown, where he made his most important statues. He there gave his services free to the Grand Army veterans, and in two years executed for them a statue, wh
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Washingtoniana. -1857 (search)
hington's headquarters at Newburg three days, and, in the presence of a vast assemblage of people, he was buried at the foot of the flag-staff near that mansion. Over his grave is a handsome mausoleum of brown freestone, made from a design by H. K. Brown, the sculptor. Schuyler Colfax, a grandson of the last commander of the guard, had in his possession a document containing the autograph signatures of the corps in February, 1783, fac-similes of which have been published. Toryism was more n a square at the national capital. The State of Virginia had also erected a monument surmounted by a bronze equestrian statue, at Richmond; and the citizens of New York caused an equestrian statue of bronze to be erected at Union Square, by Henry K. Brown, superior to any yet set up. In an order-book in the handwriting of Washington, which came into the possession of Prof. Robert W. Weir, instructor of drawing in the United States Military Academy, and which he deposited in the archives of the