Washington Statue

USA: Washington Statue in Mill Hill, Trenton

Title: Washington Statue
Original: $250.00
Size: 6” x 9”
Medium: Watercolor, Pen & Ink
Location & Date: Trenton – October 25, 1999
George’s Postcard Note: I found this quite beautiful imposing statue on my walk through a stretch of urban parkland. A surprisingly nice piece of civic sculpture, it marks a pleasant cul de sac ending in this bank of historic row houses (and those blazing fall maples!). An older man stopped by to see what I was doing and proceeded to tell me the story of the statue. (It was sculpted for the 1880’s world ‘s fair in Philadelphia.) He had done research on all the worlds fairs and proceeded to tell me many facts about them (more than I wanted to know). He also showed me photos of his detailed ink drawings – this was a man of details!