Frederick William MacMonnies and His Works in Brooklyn

MacMonnies was a Brooklynite and Brooklyn offered him the best spot for show his talent. Although the memorial arch itself is very Parisian, Quadriga, the group statues of the arch by macMonnies, is definitely American. The Spirit of the Army and The Spirit of the Navy flanked on each side both have compact compositions as if its narrates the all aspects of the civil war . Soldiers and officials are depicted in different layers and depths. Yet above all these turbulence, the Lady Columbia, an allegorical figure of the United States, leads the victory with winged angles playing trumpet upon her arrival. [...]