Statue of Edmund Burke - Washington, D.C.
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N 38° 54.232 W 077° 01.647
18S E 324194 N 4308062
Quick Description: This bronze statue of Edmund Burke is located in Burke Park on Massachusetts Avenue in Washington, DC. It is a contributing statue in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places' American Revolution Statuary listing.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 3/5/2014 6:49:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMK9P0
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
Diagonally across the avenue, just east of Twelfth Street, among the trees of a small triangular park, is the Edmund Burke statue (13) presented to the United States by the Sulgrave Institute of England; the bronze figure is a copy of one by Harvard Thomas in Bristol, England. ---Washington City and Capital 1937

This 8 ft. x 39 1/2 in. x 39 1/2 in. bronze sculpture of Edmund Burke stands on a rectangular granite base measuring 72 in. in height x 92 in. in width. The sculpture of Burke portrays him standing with his right leg stepping forward and his right hand raised and waving. His left hand is down at his side and is holding a three-cornered hat. He is wearing a long jacket, a vest, and knee breeches. His hair, which is parted down the middle, curls up just above his ears.

The sculpture is signed: J. Havard Thomas MDCCXCIV/CAST A CIRE PERDUE H.H. MARTYN Co. Ltd. Cheltenham 1922.

The front side of the base is inscribed with:

BVRKE
1729-1797
"MAGNANIMITY IN POLITICS IS
NOT SELDOM THE
TRVEST WISDOM"

The east side of the base is inscribed with:

THIS STATVE
A COPY OF THE WORK
OF HARVARD THOMAS IN
THE CITY OF BRISTOL/ENGLAND WAS PRESENT-
ED THROVGH THE SVL-
GRAVE INSTITVTION TO
THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA
BY SIR CHARLES CHEERS
WAKEFIELD BARONET
FORMERLY LORD MAYOR
OF LONDON/ERECTED A.D. 1922

Book: Washington, DC

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 681

Year Originally Published: 1937

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