Friday, May 10, 2013

Sabrina

Bronze copy of Sabrina by William Calder Marshall, The Octagon, Roosevelt Island, New York
Bronze copy of “Sabrina” by William Calder Marshall
The Octagon, Roosevelt Island
New York, September 2008

“Sabrina is also the patron goddess of Amherst College. A metal casting of her, made by the J.L. Mott Iron Works of New York City, was given to the college by Massachusetts Lieut. Governor Joel Hayden in 1957. The statue was located adjacent to The Octagon building on the Amherst campus until 1885. Roosevelt Island's installation reestablishes the historic setting of Sabrina adjacent to an Octagonal building.”
(The Octagon Sabrina, Roosevelt Island 360)