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Captain Nathan Hale (statue)

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Type  Bronze
Artist  Bela Pratt
Year  1915
Area  less than one acre
Created  1915
Added to NRHP  14 July 1978
Captain Nathan Hale (statue)
Dimensions  190 cm × 66 cm × 58 cm (76 in × 26 in × 23 in)
Location  Washington, D.C., United States
Location  10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
Part of  American Revolution Statuary.
Owner  General Services Administration
Similar  Peace Monument, Ulysses S Grant Memorial, Daniel Webster Memorial, Victims of Communism Memorial, Japanese American Memorial

Captain Nathan Hale is a bronze statue of Nathan Hale, by Bela Lyon Pratt. It is located at the south facade of the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C.

This example was cast around 1930, and dedicated on April 18, 1948.

The original is at Yale University, and other examples are at Fort Nathan Hale, the Chicago Tribune Tower, and CIA headquarters.

The inscription reads:
(Sculpture, near figure's proper left foot:)
B.L. PRATT
(Sculpture, near figure's proper right foot:)
REPLICA OF THAT
AT YALE UNIVERSITY
(Sculpture, around bottom rim:)
I ONLY REGRET THAT I HAVE BUT ONE LIFE TO LOSE FOR MY COUNTRY
(Base, front:)

NATHAN HALE

CAPTAIN
ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES
BORN AT COVENTRY CONNECTICUT
JUNE 6, 1755
IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS
DUTY HE RESIGNED HIS
LIFE A SACRIFICE TO
HIS COUNTRY'S LIBERTY
AT NEW YORK

SEPTEMBER 22, 1776

signed Founder's mark appears

As part of American Revolution Statuary in Washington, D.C. the statue at the Department of Justice Building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

References

Captain Nathan Hale (statue) Wikipedia


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