"New Ornaments for Central Park," Burlington Free Press, June 19, 1869

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Title

"New Ornaments for Central Park," Burlington Free Press, June 19, 1869

Subject

Stebbins, Emma, 1815-1882
Brewster, Anne Hampton, 1818-1892
Citation of Different Periodical / Reprint
Social Events--Studio Visits
Italy--Rome
Philadelphia Bulletin

Description

This article reprints a passage written by Anne Brewster in the Philadelphia Bulletin which describes the process of Emma Stebbins creating her sculpture for the Central Park in New York.

Credit

Newspaper.com

Creator

Brewster, Anne Hampton, 1818-1892

Publisher

Geo. W. & G.G. Benedict

Date

1869-06-19

Type

Reference

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Text

[...] The design of this beautiful fountain is taken from the Scripture story of the Pool of Bethseda. Miss Brewster adds:
The treatment of the idea is this: the chief figure--an angel, eight feet in height--alights upon or almost seems to hover over a mass of rock which occupies the centre of the upper basin. [...] The other day when I was in Miss Sebbin's [sic] studio with some friends I noticed with admiration some studies made by Miss Stebbins for the Central Park at the request of the managers; four statues of the Seasons, which the managers hoped some time to place on the pedestaly designed for them in front of the terrace. [...]

Provenance

Location

Burlington, VT, US

Geocode (Latitude)

44.4761601

Geocode (Longitude)

-73.212906

Length (range)

150-500

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Citation

Brewster, Anne Hampton, 1818-1892, “"New Ornaments for Central Park," Burlington Free Press, June 19, 1869,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed July 15, 2024, https://archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/705.

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