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EMMET, Robert: Statue near Sheridan Circle in the Kalorama District of in Washington, D.C.
by Jerome Connor (click name for more of that artist's work)
located in James M. Goode's Massachusetts Avenue area (click link for more in that area)

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Irish patriot Robert Emmet was an early leader in the cause for Irish independence.




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ROBERT EMMET
IRISH PATRIOT
1778 - 1803

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THE EMMET STATUE COMMITTEE

HON. VICTOR J. DOWNLING CHAIRMAN
PRESENTED THIS STATUE TO THE
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION AS A
GIFT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
ON JUNE 28, 1917 IN THE PRESENCE
OF PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON

ERECTED ON THIS SITE ON
APRIL 22, 1966 IN RECOGNITION
OF THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE
PROCLAMATION OF IRISH INDEPENDENCE

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I WISHED TO PROCURE FOR MY
COUNTRY THE GUARANTEE WHICH
WASHINGTON PROCURED FOR AMERICA

I HAVE PARTED FROM EVERYTHING
THAT WAS DEAR TO ME IN THIS LIFE
FOR MY COUNTRY'S CAUSE

WHEN MY COUNTRY TAKES HER
PLACE AMONG THE NATIONS OF THE
EARTH, THEN, AND NOT TILL THEN
LET MY EPITAPH BE WRITTEN

EXTRACTS FROM EMMET'S SPEECH
FROM THE DOCK SEPTEMBER 19, 1803

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More Info
See
James M. Goode's
'Washington Sculpture' (hardcover p 375 Item #8.32; Massachusetts Avenue area);
'Outdoor Sculpture' (paperback p301 Item #H-24)

Medium: Bronze
Artist: Jerome Connor (click name for more of that artist's work)
Related subjects: Writers, Scholars, Inventors, Educators, Artists
Location: Massachusetts Ave. & 24th Washington, D.C.
See Massachusetts Avenue area in James Goode's Washington Sculpture
Nearest Metro: Dupont Circle (Red) (click station name for all sculptures nearby)
Smithsonian American Art Museum's Art Inventories Catalog: Control number 08580256 (dcMem ID #1558 )

Links & other sources
The Names of Washington D.C. (p109)
National Parks Service website on the statues in Rock Creek Park
'Who is That Man Anyway?' on Emmet (76)
Wikipedia article on Emmet

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