Captain Nathan Hale (statue)
|Artist||Bela Lyon Pratt|
|Dimensions||190 cm × 66 cm × 58 cm (76 in × 26 in × 23 in)|
|Location||Washington, D.C., United States|
|Owner||General Services Administration|
Captain Nathan Hale
|Location||10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.|
|Coordinates||38°53′33″N 77°1′28″W / 38.89250°N 77.02444°WCoordinates: 38°53′33″N 77°1′28″W / 38.89250°N 77.02444°W|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Part of||American Revolution Statuary.|
|NRHP reference No.||78000256|
|Added to NRHP||July 14, 1978|
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.
The statue was given to the United States government in 1945 by American antiquarian George Dudley Seymour. 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:)
(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
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
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.
- ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
- ^ "American Revolution Statuary". National Park Service. July 14, 1978. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
- ^ "The Nathan Hale Society". Archived from the original on 2012-01-20. Retrieved 2011-08-14.
- ^ "Captain Nathan Hale, (sculpture)". Save Outdoor Sculpture, District of Columbia survey. 1993. Retrieved August 13, 2011.
- ^ "Public art at Yale - Nathan Hale". Archived from the original on 2012-01-11. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
- ^ "The CIA Campus: A Walk Outside Headquarters — Central Intelligence Agency". www.cia.gov. Archived from the original on 2009-07-14.
- Media related to Nathan Hale by Bela Pratt (Washington, D.C.) at Wikimedia Commons