New York County Courthouse Pedimental Sculpture


Description

Frederick Warren Allen was the winner of the competition to sculpt the pediment for the New York County Courthouse. Because pediment sculpting was challenging due to the triangular shape of the space, Allen was chosen for his ability to sculpt full-sized figures in the cramped corners. Allen's classical, yet contemporary depiction of the figures mirror the inscription written on the building below: "The true administration of justice is the finest pillar of good government."

Constructed, 1924

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