Henry Hudson (d. 1611)

Object Number: 
ca. 1938
Plaster with bronze-like surface
Overall: 16 3/4 x 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. ( 42.5 x 18.4 x 11.4 cm )
brass plaque: inscribed on base: "HENRY HUDSON/KARL GRUPPE SCULPTOR"
Model for over-life-size bronze statue erected in Henry Hudson Memorial Park in Riverdale (the Bronx), New York in 1932.
Gallery Label: 
Karl Heinrich Gruppe began his career as Karl Bitter's principal assistant on the Pulitzer Fountain (1913-1916) on Fifth Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets. He later served as the chief sculptor for the monument restoration project of the New York City Department of Parks (1934-1937).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Gruppe Stover, daughter of the artist
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group