Richard Morris Hunt Architecture Photos

Richard Morris Hunt (1827-95) has been called the dean of American Architects. He is noted for the mansions he built for the wealthy in Newport, RI, in New York, the Biltmore house in NC plus the base for the Statue of Liberty & the entrance wing of the Metropolitan Museum in New York. Born in Vermont, he studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, then established a practice in New York.

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Statue of Liberty by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, base by Richard Morris Hunt. New York, NY.Central Fifth Avenue facade of Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.The Breakers mansion ocean-side facade on Cliff Walk was home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II & family. Newport, RI.The Breakers columns & floral gardens. Newport, RI.
Statue of Liberty (1886) by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, base by Richard Morris Hunt. New York, NY.Central Fifth Avenue facade (1895-1902) of Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY. Architect: Richard Morris Hunt & Richard Howland Hunt. On National Register.The Breakers mansion ocean-side facade on Cliff Walk was home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II & family. Newport, RI.The Breakers columns & floral gardens. Newport, RI.
The Breakers. Newport, RI.The Breakers porch ceiling mosaics. Newport, RI.The Breakers arches detail. Newport, RI.The Breakers sculpted bronze lamp post. Newport, RI.
The Breakers (1893-5). Newport, RI. Style: Beaux Arts. Architect: Richard Morris Hunt. On National Register.The Breakers porch ceiling mosaics. Newport, RI.The Breakers arches detail. Newport, RI.The Breakers sculpted bronze lamp post. Newport, RI.
The Breakers Children's House porch columns carved figures of bagpiper & player with mask. Newport, RI.Marble House built for Alva Vanderbilt. Newport, RI.Marble House spouting head fountains along grand entry. Newport, RI.Marble House iron grill of sun god face over window. Newport, RI.
The Breakers Children's House porch columns carved figures of bagpiper & player with mask. Newport, RI.Marble House (1888-92) built for Alva Vanderbilt. Newport, RI. Architect: Richard Morris Hunt. On National Register.Marble House spouting head fountains along grand entry. Newport, RI.Marble House iron grill of sun god face over window. Newport, RI.
Marble House garden stone urn & hydrangeas. Newport, RI.Marble House Chinese teahouse. Newport, RI.Chateau-sur-mer built by China Trade Merchant William Westmore. Newport, RI.Griswald House now Newport Art Museum. Newport, RI.
Marble House garden stone urn & hydrangeas. Newport, RI.Marble House Chinese teahouse. Newport, RI.Chateau-sur-mer (1851-52) built by China Trade Merchant William Westmore. Newport, RI. Architect: Richard Morris Hunt. On National Register.Griswald House (1864) now Newport Art Museum. Newport, RI. Style: Stick. Architect: Richard Morris Hunt. On National Register.
Richard Morris Hunt Memorial by Daniel Chester French & architect Bruce Price on edge of Central Park. New York, NY.Bust of Richard Morris Hunt by Daniel Chester French at Hunt's memorial in Central Park. New York, NY.Bronze female figure carrying building by Daniel Chester French at Richard Morris Hunt's memorial in Central Park. New York, NY.
Richard Morris Hunt Memorial (1898) by Daniel Chester French & architect Bruce Price on edge of Central Park (Fifth Ave. above 70th St.). New York, NY.Bust of Richard Morris Hunt (1898) by Daniel Chester French at Hunt's memorial in Central Park. New York, NY.Bronze female figure carrying building by Daniel Chester French at Richard Morris Hunt's memorial in Central Park. New York, NY.

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