New York Art@Site Anna Hyatt Huntington Equestrian Lincoln (Lincoln the Itinerant Lawyer)

Anna Hyatt Huntington


Equestrian Lincoln (Lincoln the Itinerant Lawyer)

Columbia University, School of Journalism
Hyatt Huntington designed and modeled this enormous equestrian statue in 1961 and had it cast in bronze using the lost wax process in 1965. The sculptor was an active member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Sculpture Society, and today she is best known for her dynamic animal and equestrian works. In this late work, however, Hyatt Huntington took a more pensive approach to her subject matter, choosing to depict the young President reading while his horse is grazing. The statue is meant to evoke Lincoln's lifelong commitment to learning.