"I have never advocated war except as a means of peace": Rare Henry Shrady Ulysses S. Grant Bronze Bust

  • Ulysses S. Grant Bronze Bust.

Ulysses S. Grant Bronze Bust.

$25,000.00

Item Number: 102885

Original bronze bust of Ulysses S. Grant by Henry Shrady, the famed sculptor of the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial on the west front of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. Mounted on socle and base, the entire piece measures 18.5 inches in height. In fine condition. An exceptional piece of Americana.

Henry Merwin Shrady was an American sculptor, known for the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial on the west front of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. Shrady and architect Edward Pearce Casey won the competition to build the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial in 1902. In the twenty years Shrady spent executing its sculpture program, he studied biology at the American Museum of Natural History and dissected horses to gain a better understanding of animal anatomy. The memorial was dedicated on April 27, 1922, two weeks after Shrady's death. The Grant Memorial is described as "one of the most important sculptures in Washington" by James M. Goode in The Outdoor Sculpture of Washington, D.C. It consists of a colossal equestrian statue of Grant atop a marble pedestal with bas relief plaques, guarded by four lions.

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