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  • Keck, Charles,
     
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  • Gorham Manufacturing Company,
     
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  • Homage -- Proctor, Thomas Redfield
     
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  • Animal -- Bird
     
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  • Outdoor Sculpture -- New York -- Utica
     
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  • Sculpture
     
     
    (The Eagle), (sculpture).
    Artist: 
    Keck, Charles, 1875-1951, sculptor.
    Gorham Manufacturing Company, founder.
    Title: 
    (The Eagle), (sculpture).
    Dates: 
    Dedicated July 4, 1920.
    Digital Reference: 
    Image Image Image
    Medium: 
    Sculpture: bronze; Base: Oneida pink granite.
    Dimensions: 
    Sculpture: approx. H. 7 ft. x W. 6 ft.; Base: approx. 8 x 3 x 3 ft. (15 tons).
    Inscription: 
    CHARLES KECK SC 1929 (On plaque on front of base:) THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED/TO THE MEMORY AND HONOR/OF/THOMAS REDFIELD PROCTOR/BY HIS WIFE/HE WAS AN INCORRUPTIBLE/CITIZEN AND A PURE PATRIOT/IF ASKED WHAT HE WISHED/IN REWARD FOR ANY GOOD /PUBLIC DEED, HE ANSWERED/"I WANT NOTHING"/AN AMERICAN EAGLE IN A CAGE/WAS ONCE OFFERED TO HIM-/HE BOUGHT IT AND LIBERATED IT/ON THE 4TH OF JULY-IT PAUSED/A MOMENT AND THEN TOOK ITS FLIGHT/-/HE ALSO WAS GIVEN HIS LIBERTY/ON THE 4TH OF JULY 1920 AND/WENT THE WAY THE BIRD DID, SEEKING/HIS NATIVE ELEMENT AND THE/TRUE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY signed Founder's mark appears.
    Description: 
    An American eagle with is wings spread as if ready to take flight is perched on a tree branch atop a red granite base.
    Subject: 
    Homage -- Proctor, Thomas Redfield
    Animal -- Bird -- Eagle
    Object Type: 
    Outdoor Sculpture -- New York -- Utica
    Sculpture
    Owner: 
    Administered by City of Utica, Parks Department, 1 Kennedy Plaza, Utica, New York 13502
    Located Roscoe Cankling Park, Utica, New York
    References: 
    Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
    Oneida Historical Society, 1977.
    Save Outdoor Sculpture, New York survey, 1994.
    Illustration: 
    Image on file.
    Note: 
    The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
    Repository: 
    Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum, P.O. Box 37012, MRC 970, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
    Control Number: 
    IAS 76004640
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