Statues - Hither & Thither

United States of America
Newburgh
New York

Waterfront (Unico Park)

Christopher Columbus

(artist?)
Pompeian Studios
1992

Newburgh /  Christopher Columbus   Newburgh /  Christopher Columbus

Description

Bronze statue Columbus standing on a pedestal in a landscaped area overlooking the Hudson River. He wears period clothing, including a hat, vest and tunic. He points with his proper right hand - to the south (downstream the Hudson River) - and carries a compass in his proper left hand. There is a rope and anchor at his feet.

Inscription(s)

THE NEWBURGH
CHAPTER OF UNICO
NATIONAL
OCTOBER 11, 1992

     In celebration of a 500th Anniversary commemorating the vision, courage, determination and voyages of

CHRISTOPHER
COLUMBUS

and the crews of the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria, whose gallantry resulted in the joining of two worlds then unknown to each other. We, the members of UNICO of Newburgh, and generous friends inscribed hereon, dedicate this monument to the SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION exhibited by the gallant Americans here from every nation.

A SPECIAL THANKS

In gratitude to the leaders who directed our Chapter through this great and worthy effort we record for posterity (names).

On the sides and back:

Our sincere thanks to
our friends and
supporters of Unico.
(names).

The following Unico
members have helped
make this project possible.
(names).

Our heartfelt thanks to
these companies who
have donated their
time and services.
(names).

Annotation

Dedicated 11 October 1992. The sculpture was commissioned through Pompeian Studios of Bronxville, NY and created at their foundry in Villa Ilice, Carrara, Italy

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 41°30'14" W 74°0'18"

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