In Washington, DC: The Ulysses S. Grant Memorial, at Sunset
|The Ulysses S. Grant Memorial, a bronze and marble monument at the reflecting pool west of the United States Capitol, looks especially poignant in the waning light of the day.|
|Henry Merwin Shrady (1871-1922) was the self-taught sculptor who created the monument.|
He conducted extensive research and interviews with Grant's men to get the details right.
He finished in 1920, a culmination of twenty years of work.
The artist, stressed at the end of such an ambitious project, died 15 days before its dedication in 1922.
(See "Ulysses S. Grant Memorial," Architect of the Capitol website )
|The memorial depicts exhaustion and weariness, a monument to endurance.|
As such, the Grant Memorial is appropriate to visit at the end of day.
This monument in Washington, DC is known as The Ulysses S. Grant Memorial. The General Grant National Memorial, better known as Grant's Tomb, is located in Riverside Park in Manhattan near the intersection of Riverside Drive and W. 122th Street.
Update: Fans of the Netflix series, House of Cards, will no doubt recognize DC's Grant Memorial in the opening credits.