George Washington at Valley Forge

Henry Merwin Shrady American
Cast by Roman Bronze Works

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In “George Washington at Valley Forge” the somber commander-in-chief is depicted mounted on his horse, dressed in a Continental uniform, and enveloped in a heavy cloak during the bleak winter of 1777-78, when his troops were bivouacked at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The heroic-size sculpture on a granite base was unveiled at Brooklyn Plaza of the Williamsburg Bridge (now Continental Army Plaza) on September 29, 1906. The Metropolitan’s statuette is a replica of the maquette that was approved for the monument by the Art Commission of the City of New York in 1905.

George Washington at Valley Forge, Henry Merwin Shrady (American, New York 1871–1922 New York), Bronze, American

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