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Ulysses S. Grant, Jr. (1852-1929): The son of President Ulysses S. Grant came to the San Diego area in 1893 for his wife’s health. He was active in real estate and promoting the San Diego area. He built the U.S. Grant Hotel as a memorial to his father. The bronze Angel of Death is the work of Henry Lukeman, a prominent eastern sculptor who had studied with Daniel Chester French (Sculptor of the Lincoln figure in the Lincoln Memorial). The stone was cast in 1911. Henry Lukeman later worked on the Stone Mountain Memorial in Georgia.


  • saseoche
    saseocheover 5 years ago

    Excellent capture Marie!

  • Thank you so much!

    – Marie Sharp

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 5 years ago

    Absolutely amazing never seen anything like it ..beautiful sweetheART; happy hippy hugglez

  • Thank you so much, dear Val!xxxx

    – Marie Sharp

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosover 5 years ago

    Wooooow Marie this is a lovely, lovely capture !!! Your info with the photograph is very interesting

  • My daughter took me to see this when we visited. Angel of Death is the actual name of this piece. Thank you for your encouraging comments, Sandra!xx

    – Marie Sharp

  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvilleover 5 years ago

    How very beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you so much!xx

    – Marie Sharp

  • grannyjune
    grannyjuneover 5 years ago

    Stunning, amazing capture!

  • Thank you so much, June!xx

    – Marie Sharp

  • Lizzietish
    Lizzietishover 5 years ago

    very interesting story despite it’s name, it’s a lovely piece

  • Yes, I really wish it had a different name, but it’s an amazing piece of artwork. Thank you for your nice comments!xx

    – Marie Sharp

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous…simply gorgeous!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxxo

  • This is first angel I have seen like this one. My daughter took me to see it while we visited in San Diego. Thank you for your encouragement, Sally!xxxxxxxxxx

    – Marie Sharp

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenover 5 years ago

    Excellent! Very brooding shot!

  • Yes, I’m not fond of the name of this piece, but they didn’t ask me.
    Anway, it’s an interesting piece of artwork. Thank you so much Karen for your continued encouragement with your kind comments!xx

    – Marie Sharp

  • Gail Bridger
    Gail Bridgerover 5 years ago

    It’s a great find and an awesome shot with the history…beautiful work, my friend!! hugz xx

  • Thank you so much my dear friend!xxxxxxxxx

    – Marie Sharp

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    gorgeous image … congratulations again on your top ten!!!! YAY!!!

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