Henry Merwin Shrady / Bronx Zoo / Edward Pearce Casey

Henry Merwin Shrady led the sculpting of the thing. A NYer, he reportedly taught himself his craft by observing animals at the Bronx Zoo then shaping small table-top models of them. He & his partner Edward Pearce Casey won the commission in 1902 & completed the work 20 yrs later.

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