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 Richard Robert Henry Hamilton Park  (1832 - 1902)

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Lived/Active: New York/Illinois/Michigan / Italy      Known for: Neo-classical portrait bust and allegorical stone cut sculpture

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1832 (New York City)
 
Death
1902 (Battle Creek, Michigan)

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New York/Illinois/Michigan / Italy

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A sculptor born in New York City, Richard Henry Park, also known as Richard Hamilton Park, was active in New York and Florence, Italy.  His work is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum.

The Litchfield Historical Society has a bust sculpture of Julia Floyd Tallmadge Noyes by Richard Henry Park.  It is in marble and is permanently affixed in the foyer of the Litchfield History Museum building which is owned and operated by the Litchfield Historical Society.

There is conflicting information about the artist’s place of death.  While some sources name New York, Lauritta Dimmick states in American Sculpture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Volume 1, p. 155 that the artist died in Battle Creek Michigan. Towards the end of his career, Richard Henry Park had become a resident of Chicago to participate in the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893. "Park remained in Chicago following the fair.  In the decade before his death, he was engaged on four bronze statues for the city, including a figure of Columbus for the Drake Fountain (1893; Columbus Circle) and Benjamin Franklin (1896; Lincoln Park). He died in Battle Creek, Michigan."

Sources include:
Glenn Opitz, Dictionary of American Sculptors, p. 305
Julie Frey, Curator of Collections, Litchfield Historical Society
American Sculpture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Volume 1
, p. 155. Essay by Lauritta Dimmick.

Biography from POCOCK Fine Art & Antiques:
Richard Robert Henry Hamilton Park was a member of the Yankee Stonecutters*, an early American School of sculpture that flourished between 1800 and 1850.

Park exhibited at the National Academy of Design* from 1862 to 1865 and at the Brooklyn Art Association* in 1865 and 1870. To refine his skills, he travelled to Italy, living in Florence from 1871 to 1890. Richard Park returned to the United States receiving many successful commissions. He died in New York in 1902.

Works by the artist can be found in important private and public collections, such as the 1885 Actor’s Monument to Edgar Allan Poe, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a bust sculpture of Julia Floyd Tallmadge Noyes at the Litchfield History Museum.

Well listed as ‘Richard Hamilton’ and ‘Richard Henry’ Park, in Who Was Who in American Art; E. Benezit; Dictionary of American Sculptors; Mallett’s Index of Artist; Mantle Fielding’s and Davenport’s with strong auction records.

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