Angel of Sorrow (Arthur) - Colonie, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 42.450 W 073° 44.019
18T E 603707 N 4729111
Quick Description: The Angel of Sorrow sculpture is found on the sarcophagus of the 21st President of the United States, Chester A. Arthur. The sculpture and sarcophagus is located in Albany Rural Cemetery in the Village of Menands in Colonie, NY.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 2/24/2022 8:03:55 AM
Waymark Code: WM15THY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:

A 6' 3" high by 5'2'wide bronze sculpture of the Angel of Sorrow is next to the black granite sarcophagus of President Chester Alan Arthur. The angel is placing a palm frond on top a sarcophagus. Curving steps lead to a tiered base on which the angel and sarcophagus are set.

The monument was sculpted by Ephraim Keyser and funded by the friends of Chester A. Arthur. It was installed in Albany Rural Cemetery on June 15, 1889. The side of the upper tier of the base is inscribed ARTHUR. Two bronze plaques are set on the top of the upper tier of the base of the sarcophagus. The first is the circular seal of the President of the United States. The other is a rectangular plaque which is inscribed:

Chester·Alan·Arthur
Twenty-First
President of the United States
Born                     Died
    October 5th 1830      November 18th 1886

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