Model for Hudson-Fulton Monument

Isidore Konti1924

Hudson River Museum

Hudson River Museum

Hudson-Fulton memorials continued to be erected years after 1909, as projects conceived at the time came to fruition. One of these stands north of the museum at Odell Avenue: the 1924 idealized figure embodying the “Spirit of Discovery” by Yonkers sculptor Isidore Konti, atop a base designed by local architect Eric Kaeyer. Both men were trustees of this museum, which opened later that year.

This is a study for the monument. Atop the towering base stands the allegorical figure of Discovery, flanked on either side by Henry Hudson and Robert Fulton.

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  • Title: Model for Hudson-Fulton Monument
  • Creator: Isidore Konti
  • Date Created: 1924
  • Physical Dimensions: w13 1/4 x h24 x d10 3/4 inches
  • Provenance: Gift of the Artist
  • Medium: Plaster