Mr. Henry K. Browne, ot Brooklyn, has executed, in bronze, a colossal statue of Clinton. The costume is that of a gentleman fifty years ago. The pedestal, which is about as high as the statue itself, is also of bronze. Its cornices are adorned with vines and oak leaves. The two principal sides are covered with bas-reliefs. One of them represents a canal at its commencement ; laborers are busy with pickaxes. and spades ; horses with carts and men with barrows convey ftWay the earth; engineers are taking estimates ot the work. On the other side we find the canal in full operation. It is propo-sed to make application to the Legislature to authorize its erection in the Capitol Park at Albany. The cost is estimated at about $20-. 000.
This article was originally published with the title "Monument to De Witt Clinton" in Scientific American 8, 31, 248 (April 1853)