Day: 2013-07-27

Central Park Snow (3A)

The Falconer

The Falconer depicts both a human figure, clad in Elizabethan dress, and a falcon, representing the union and communion between a bird of prey and man.

http://www.centralparknyc.org/visit/things-to-see/south-end/the-falconer.html

Reedited according to Sue’s comment on the original posting.

Central Park Snow (6)

Eagles and Prey

Eagles and Prey, by Christophe Fratin (1800-1864), is the oldest known sculpture in any New York City park. Cast in Paris in 1850, the statue was a gift given to the City by Gordon Webster Burnham (1803-1885). It was installed in Central Park in 1863. Burnham, a manufacturing giant, also commissioned the heroic-sized statue of Daniel Webster that stands on the West Drive at 72nd Street.

http://www.centralparknyc.org/visit/things-to-see/south-end/eagles-and-prey.html