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Index by Location
of New York City sculptures
discussed on this site

(roughly in order South to North and West to East)

NOTE: The new version of this list, still under construction, is here.

  • Click here for a list of self-guided walking tours available on this site.

  • NOTE: The list below includes only representational sculpture, much of which is discussed on this site, on the Forgotten Delights blog, or in Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan: A Historical Guide. All the freestanding sculptures are included, and many architectural sculptures as well.  When no reference to OMOM or essays on this site is given, the information is usually from The Art Commission and the Municipal Art Society Guide to Manhattan's Outdoor Sculpture, by Margot Gayle and Michele Cohen (Prentice Hall, 1988).

  • If you are looking for an image of a specific person, event, object or artwork (Richard Morris Hunt, Czechoslovakia, penguin, Indian Hunter), use the Find command. "Index terms" includes any useful words that do not already appear in the artist, title, location, or bibliographical references.

  • Click here to see a Google map showing locations of all the sculptures in Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan. The other sculptures below will be added to the Google map soon.

 

Copyright issues (the fine print)

Please respect the efforts of sculptors, photographers and owners by not reproducing their works without permission, when permission is required.

  • Artist: publication of photographs (in print, on the Internet, or by other means) of sculpture that is still under copyright requires the permission of the artist. It doesn't matter if the work is on public property. Works created before1923 and not substantially modified later are in the public domain, free of artists' copyrights. Many post-1923 works are also in the public domain, but check the Stanford and University of North Carolina summaries of public domain for specifics. If a work is or might be under copyright, be prepared to demonstrate that you have been diligent in attempting to reach an artist or his heirs via searches of the Net, queries to the National Sculpture Society or the National Academy of Design, contact with galleries that carry his work, etc.

  • Photographer: If you did not take a post-1923 photo yourself, you must also request the photographer's permission to use his image. All the photos below were taken by Dianne Durante. For permission to publish them, email dldurante[at]earthlink.net.

  • Owner: As far as I can tell, the New York City government does not care if you publish works that it owns and displays on public property. If you take a photo of an object in an institution such as the Metropolitan Museum, however, you must request permission before publishing it. Think about it: they house the item, keep it in good condition, protect it from thieves, and make it accessible to you. If they want to allow it to be published only with their permission, they have the right.

 

Manhattan
Below Canal Street
Between Canal Street & Union Square North (17th St.)
From Union Square North (17th Street) to 59th Street (Central Park South)
West of Central Park (59th to 110th Sts.) - CENTRAL PARK - East of Central Park (59th to 110th Sts.)
From 59th Street to 110th Street (including Central Park)
North of 110th Street

Brooklyn

MANHATTAN (roughly in geographical order, south to north)

Below Canal Street

Statue of Liberty, by Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, pedestal by Richard Morris Hunt, 1886
  • Liberty Island, New York Harbor

  • Essay 1 in Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan.

  • Index terms: allegory, allegorical, Liberty Enlightening the World, Neoclassical, Declaration of Independence, shackles, Gustave Eiffel, Edouard-Rene Lefebvre de Laboulaye, Franco-American alliance, French, France, immigration, Emma Lazarus, New Colossus

Dewey Memorial, with reproductions of medallions by Daniel Chester French, 1898; reproduced for this memorial, 1973
  • Battery Park, Promenade across from Gangway #5 (the Statue of Liberty / Ellis Island Ferry boarding ramp).
  • Discussed in the Battery Park podcast
  • Index terms: Spanish-American War, Dewey Arch, sailor, Admiral George Dewey
American Merchant Mariner's Memorial, by Marisol Escobar, 1991
  • Pier A, southwest end of Battery Park, in the water.
  • Discussed in the Battery Park podcast
  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues. (Due to copyright issues, only a small image appears here.)
  • Index terms: war memorial
Korean War Memorial, by Mac Adams, 1991
  • Battery Park, west side
  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues. (Due to copyright issues, only a small image appears here.)
  • Index terms: infantry, rifle, flags

John Ericsson, by Jonathan Scott Hartley, 1903

East Coast Memorial, by Albino Manca, 1961
  • Battery Park at the water, near where the ferry for the Statue of Liberty departs.
  • Listed in the walking tour of animal sculptures. Discussed in the Battery Park podcast.
  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues. (Due to copyright issues, only a small image appears here.)
  • Index terms: World War II, Second World War, naval, eagle, wreath, memorial
  Wireless Operators Monument, 1915
  • Battery Park near the East Coast Memorial. As of early 2008, in storage during subway renovation.
  • Click here to read about its connection with the Titanic.
Coast Guard Memorial, by Norman M. Thomas, 1947
  • Battery Park (in storage until 2008 or 2009, during subway renovation)
  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues. (Due to copyright issues, only a small image appears here.)
  • Index terms: Coast Guard, World War 2, wounded soldier
Giovanni da Verrazzano, by Ettore Ximenes, 1909
John Wolfe Ambrose, by Andrew O'Connor, Jr., ca. 1899
  • Battery Park, south wall of the Concession Building,  tucked away in the corner of the American Cafe's patio. Note: the bronze bust has been missing for years; only the granite frame inscribed with a map of the Ambrose Channel remains.
  • Index terms: Ambrose Lightship, Ambrose Channel, navigation, New York Harbor map, engineer
The Immigrants, by Luis Sanguino, 1983
  • Battery Park, just north of Castle Clinton and southeast of Ericsson.
  • Discussed in detail in Forgotten Delights: The Producers.
  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues. (Due to copyright issues, only a small image appears here.)
  • Index terms: immigration, African-American, Jewish, mother and child, luggage, baggage

  Ape & Cat (At the Dance), by Jim Dine, 1990s?
  • Robert F. Wagner, Jr., Park (near Battery Park).
  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues
  • Index terms: animals
Four Continents, by Daniel Chester French; allegorical figures of maritime nations by various artists (see below); all 1907
  • In front of the United States Customs House, facing Bowling Green; figures of maritime nations on the cornice
  • Essay 4 in Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan. Brief mention with East Coast Memorial. Listed in the walking tour of animal sculptures.
  • Notecard with detail of the figure of America
  • Index terms: allegory, allegorical, Asia, Africa, Europe, America, snake, tiger, animal, lion, Egyptian monuments, sphinx, solar disk, Horus, aegis, Parthenon reliefs, eagle, wheel of progress, Native American, Greece, Rome, Frank Edwin Elwell, Phoenicia, Frederick Ruckstull, Genoa, Augustus Lukeman, Venice, Spain, Mary Lawence Tonetti, Holland, Portugal, Louis Saint Gaudens, Denmark, Johannes Gelert, Belgium, Albert Jaegers, France, England, Charles Grafly, Germany, Karl Bitter, eagle, Peace, Strength, Cass Gilbert

Seals of the U.S., New York State, New York City and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, by Paul Manship, 1956
  • Originally on the Coliseum at Columbus Circle, now on the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel Building on Battery Place, near Bowling Green.
  • See "The Case of the Ponderously Peripatetic Sculptures"
  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues
  • Index terms: coats of arms, New York State, New York City, Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, ships, Phrygian cap, Liberty, Justice with balance, Triborough Bridge, windmill, beaver, Dutch, Native American

Charging Bull, by Arthuro Di Modica, 1989
Peace, Truth, Honesty, Fortitude, Self-Denial, Fidelity, by John Massey Rhind, 1895
  •  Second-floor level of the original American Surety Building, 100 Broadway, just north of Wall. The ground floor is presently occupied by Borders Books.
  • Index terms: allegory, allegorical

Abraham de Peyster, by Geroge Edwin Bissell, 1986

  • Hanover Square (William St. between Pearl and Stone Sts.)

  • Listed in walking tour flyer, Figures from American History to 1800.

  • Index terms: New Amsterdam, New Netherlands, New York City mayor, wig

John Watts, by George Edwin Bissell, 1890
  • Trinity Church graveyard, facing Broadway
  • Index terms: wig, lawyer? Judge?

Integrity Protecting the Works of Man. by John Quincy Adams Ward, architect George P. Post, 1903

  • New York Stock Exchange pediment, Broad Street between Wall and Exchange

  • Index terms: wealth, business, agriculture, mining, electricity, surveyors, builders, mechanical arts

George Washington, by John Quincy Adams Ward,  pedestal by Richard Morris Hunt, 1883

Double Check, by J. Seward Johnson, 1982; replaced 2007

  • Liberty Plaza, just east of the World Trade Center site.

  • Discussed in detail in Forgotten Delights: The Producers.

  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues. (Due to copyright issues, only a small image appears here.)
  • Index terms: businessman, briefcase, calculator

Dreaming of Far Away Places: The Ships Come to Washington Market, by Donna Dennis, 1988

  • Fence of Public School 234, at 300 Greenwich Ave., just south of Chambers St.

  • Discussed in detail in Forgotten Delights: The Producers.

  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues. (Due to copyright issues, only a small image appears here.)
  • Index terms: steamboat, clipper ship, tugboat, Staten Island Ferry, tanker, schooner

  Relief honoring firemen's actions on 9-11, by ??? (could not find signature on relief), ca. 2005
  • East side of Greenwich St. at ??? [seen and photographed, but location not noted]
  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues
  • Index terms: firefighters, September 11 2001, World Trade Center, Twin Towers

Four Periods of Publicity,  by Gutzon Borglum and his wife, Estelle Kohn, 1906

  • Garrison Building, 20 Vesey St., 9th floor cornice.

  • Index terms: speaking man, monk with manuscript, newspaper, media, editor, early printing press, printers' devices, Aldus Manutius

Caryatids, by John Massey Rhind, 1899
  • Park Row Building, 15 Park Row (between Ann and Beeckman Streets).
  • Index terms: Greek mythology, Greek architecture

Justice, sculptor unknown, 1887

  • Cupola of City Hall.

  • Index terms: law, legal, scales, balance, Neoclassical

Nathan Hale, by Frederick MacMonnies, pedestal by Stanford White, 1890

Horace Greeley, by John Quincy Adams Ward, pedestal by Richard Morris Hunt, 1890

  • City Hall Park, northeast of City Hall.

  • Essay 7 in Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan.

  • Index terms: New York Tribune, journalist, editor, newspaper, media, Civil War

Benjamin Franklin, by Ernst Plassmann, ca. 1872

  • East side of Park Row at Nassau St., in front of Pace University, just south of the Brooklyn Bridge entrance ramp.

  • Listed in walking tour flyer, Figures from American History to 1800.

  • Index terms: American Revolution, Revolutionary War, printer, publisher, newspaper, editor, media, Pennsylvania Gazette

Surrogate's Court, sculptures by Philip Martiny and Henry Kirke Bush-Brown, 1903 -1908

  • Originally the Hall of Records, 31 Chambers St. at Centre.

  • See also the walking tour Figures from American History to 1800.

  • Index terms: New York in Its Infancy, New York in Revolutionary Times, American Revolution, French Revolution, allegory, allegorical, British soldier, Native American, Pilgrim, Puritan. on the 5th-floor cornice, mayors and other New York City officials by Martiny: David Pietersen De Vries, Caleb Heathcote, De Witt Clinton, Abram Stevens Hewitt, Philip Hone, Peter Stuyvesant, Cadwallader David Colden, James Duane. Centre Street facade cornice, by Martiny: allegorical figures of Chemistry, Medicine, Industry, Commerce, Navigation, Industrial Art, Music, Architecture. Reade Street cornice, by Martiny: allegorical figures of Justice, Electricity, Printing, Force, Tradition, Iron Age, Painting, Sculpture. Chambers Street roof, by Bush-Brown: allegorical figures of Childhood (flanking attic window), the seasons (Spring, Summer, Winter, Autumn, as caryatids), Philosophy, Poetry, Maternity & Heritage. Reade Street facade by Bush-Brown, around central attic window: Instruction, Study, Law, History. Elk Street facade, by Bush-Brown (around central window on attic roof): Industry, Commerce

  Justice, by Joseph Kiselewski, 1960; and Law, by William Zorach, ca. 1959
  • Reliefs on the Civil and Municipal Court Building, 111 Centre St. [location not confirmed]
  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues
  • Index terms: snake, mother and child, family
Pediment and roof sculptures on the New York County Courthouse, by Frederick Warren Allen, ca. 1924
  • 60 Centre St. at Foley Square (Thomas Paine Square), between Pearl and Worth Sts.
  • Law, Truth, Equity, Justice, Courage, Wisdom, evil, good, Guardians of the Records, allegory, allegorical
  Authority and Justice, by Philip Martiny, 1906
  • Flanking entrance to New York County Courthouse, 60 Centre St.
  • Fasces, allegory, allegorical
Civic Fame, by Adolph Weinman, 1914
  • Gilt figure atop the Municipal Building, Centre and Chambers Sts.
  • allegory, allegorical, laurel branch, crown symbolizing unified boroughs of New York City
  Confucius, by Liu Shih, ca. 1977
  • Bowery and Division Sts.
  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues
  • China, Chinese, philosopher
  Lin Ze Xu, by ???, 1999
  • East Broadway at Chatham Square
  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues
  • Index terms: drug trade, China, opium

Between Canal Street and Union Square North (17th Street)

Gov. Alfred E. Smith, by Charles Keck; Flagpole by Paul Manship, both 1946
  • Catherine & Cherry Sts.

  • The flagpole is also listed in the walking tour of animal sculptures.

  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues. (Due to copyright issues, only a small image appears here.)
  • Index terms: Sidewalks of New York, bear, deer, owl, beaver

Buffalo Hunt, by Charles Cary Rumsey, 1916; Spirit of Commerce and Spirit of Industry, by Carl A. Heber, ca. 1914.

  • On the arch of the Manhattan Bridge, west end of Canal St.

  • Listed in the walking tour of animal sculptures.

  • Index terms: Hermes or Mercury, Greek mythology, trophy, fasces, lion, eagle, Native Americans

Bowery Savings Bank pedimental sculptures, by Frederick MacMonnies, 1894
  • 130 Bowery, north of Grand St.
  • Index terms: lions, hammer, industry?
Juan Pablo Duarte, by Nicola Arrighini, 1978
  • Duarte Plaza, Avenue of the Americas at Canal St.
  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues. (Due to copyright issues, only a small image appears here.)
  • Index terms: Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo
  La Guardia, by Jo Davidson, 1934
  • Central mall of the La Guardia Houses, near Madison St. (between Clinton and Jefferson Sts.).
  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues
  • Index terms: New York City mayor, Robert Moses
Puck, by Henry Baerer, 1885. Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St. at Houston.
  • On the Puck Building, 295 Lafayette St. at Houston; one Puck appears on the west facade, a slightly different one on the northeast corner.
  • Index terms: Puck, Oh What Fool's These Mortals Be (inscription on Puck's book)
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, by Yuri Gerasimov, installed on present site 1989
  • Roof of the Red Square apartment complex, 250 East Houston St. between Avenues A and B
  • Index terms: Russian, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Communism, Socialism
General Philip Henry Sheridan, by Joseph P. Pollia, 1936
  • Christopher St. Park, adjoining Sheridan Square, just east of Seventh Ave. and north of West 4th St.
  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues. (Due to copyright issues, only a small image appears here.)
  • Index terms: Civil War, sword, Cedar Creek
Gay Liberation Monument, by George Segal, 1992
  • Christopher St. Park, at Seventh Ave. and West 4th St.
  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues. (Due to copyright issues, only a small image appears here.)
  • Index terms: gay and lesbian

Fiorello La Guardia, by Neil Estern, 1994

  • LaGuardia Place near Bleecker.

  • Essay 9 in Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan.

  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues. (Due to copyright issues, only a small image appears here.)
  • Index terms: New York City mayor, Robert Moses

Jose Artigas, by Jose Luis Zorrilla de San Martin, 1949
  • Avenue of the Americas at Dominick St., near Spring
  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues. (Due to copyright issues, only a small image appears here.)
  • Index terms: Latin America, South America, Uruguay, Argentina
   Aspiration and Inspiration, by Solon Borglum, 1920
  • St. Mark's-in-the-Bouwerie, Second Ave. at East 10th St. [not confirmed]
  • Index terms: allegory, allegorical, Native Americans
  Little Lady of the Dew, by Solon Borglum, 1920?
  • St. Mark's-in-the-Bouwerie, Second Ave. at East 10th St. [not confirmed]
  • Index terms: allegory, allegorical

 

  Petrus Stuyvesant, by Toon Dupuis, 1911
  • St. Mark's-in-the-Bouwerie, Second Ave. at East 10th St.
  • Index terms: New Amsterdam, New Netherlands, Dutch

 

Abingdon Square Memorial, by Philip Martiny, ca. 1921
  • Abingdon Square Park, intersection of Bleecker West 12th St., Eighth Ave. and Hudson St.
  • Index terms: World War I, doughboy, infantry, flag, war memorial
Samuel Cox, by Louise Lawson, 1891
  • Tompkins Square, northeast corner of 8th St. and Avenue A.
  • Index terms: "Postman's Friend," United States Postal Service
Hebe, copy (1888?) of a sculpture by Bertel Thorvaldsen, 1834
  • Tompkins Square Park at Ave. A, south of the 9th St. transverse.
  • Mentioned in the salute to Puck, with a photo
  • Index terms: water carrier, Greek mythology, allegorical figure, Danish, temperance movement
  Slocum Memorial Fountain, by Bruno Louis Zimm, 1906
  • Tompkins Square Park, north of 9th St. Traverse, behind the brick restroom pavilion
  • Index terms: steamboat, shipwreck, immigrants
Alexander Lyman Holley, by John Quincy Adams Ward, pedestal by Thomas Hastings, 1890
Washington Arch, architect Stanford White (1895), Washington as Commander in Chief by Hermon MacNeil (1916), Washington as President by Alexander Stirling Calder (1918), eagle by Philip Martiny, Fame and War by Frederick MacMonnies
  • North end of Washington Square at Fifth Ave.
  • Essay 12 in Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan. Listed in walking tour flyer, Figures from American History to 1800.
  • Index terms: American Revolution, Revolutionary War, allegory, allegorical, Fame, Valor, Courage, Wisdom, Athena, Justice, coats of arms of New York state, New York City, United States and George Washington, United States president
Giuseppe Garibaldi, by Giovanni Turini, ca. 1888
  • Washington Square, east of the central fountain
  • Mentioned in Salutes to Mazzini and Bolivar.
  • Index terms: Italian independence, immigration, sword, war memorial
Peter Cooper, by Augustus Saint Gaudens, pedestal by Stanford White, 1894
  Metronome, Kristin Jones and Andrew Ginzel, 1999
  • South side of Union Square (14th St. at Broadway), above the Virgin Megastore.
  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues
  • Index terms: clock, hand of Henry Kirke Brown's George Washington at Union Square

George Washington, by Henry Kirke Brown, pedestal by Richard Upjohn, 1856

Mohandas Gandhi, by Kantilal B. Patel, 1986

  • Southwest corner of Union Square, near the corner of 14th Street and Union Square West.

  • Brief mention with Independence Flagpole.

  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues. (Due to copyright issues, only a small image appears here.)
  • Index terms: nonviolent protest, walking stick, dhoti, politician, India

Union Square Drinking Fountain, also known as Charity, or the James Fountain, by Karl Adolph Donndorf, 1881

  • West side of Union Square between 15th and 16th Sts.

  • Brief mention with Independence Flagpole.

  • Index terms: temperance movement, mother and children, Daniel Willis James. Pedestal: birds, fruit, lizards, lions' heads

Independence Flagpole (Charles F. Murphy Memorial Flagpole), by Anthony de Francisci, 1926

  • Center of Union Square.

  • Cross-referenced in Salute for July.

  • Index terms: allegorical, allegory, Tammany Society, Declaration of Independence, democracy, tyranny, coats of arms of 13 original colonies of United States

 

Marquis de Lafayette, by Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, 1873

Abraham Lincoln, by Henry Kirke Brown, 1870

  Union Square War Memorial, Hunt Diedrich, ca. 1934
  • Union Square, southeast triangle [location unconfirmed]
  • Index terms:

Washington Irving, by Friedrich Beer, 1885

  • In front of Washington Irving High School, 40 Irving Place at East 17th Street.

  •  Brief mention with Independence Flagpole and George Washington on Broad St.

  • Index terms: American literature, writer, Knickerbocker's History of New York, Rip Van Winkle, Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Peter Stuyvesant, by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 1936

Antonin Dvorak, by Ivan Mestrovic, 1963

  • Northeast corner of Stuyvesant Square Park, near 17th St. and Perlman Place (between 1st and 2nd Aves.).

  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues. (Due to copyright issues, only a small image appears here.)

  • Index terms: composer, musician, Czechoslovakian

 


From Union Square North (17th Street) to 59th Street (Central Park South)

 

Edwin Booth as Hamlet, by Edmond T. Quinn, 1917

  • Gramercy Park, accessible only to residents of surrounding buildings; best seen from outside the fence at 20th St. and Irving Place

  • Essay 17 in Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan.

  • Index terms: Shakespeare, actor, Players Club, literature, drama

Fantasy Fountain, by Greg Wyatt, 1983

  • Gramercy Park, accessible only to residents of surrounding buildings; best seen from outside the fence at the southeast corner, between 20th and 21st Sts.

  • Listed in the walking tour of animal sculptures.

  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues. (Due to copyright issues, only a small image appears here.)

  • Index terms: sun, moon, giraffe

William Seward, by Randolph Rogers, 1876

  • Madison Square Park, Fifth Ave. and 23rd St.

  • Index terms: New York governor, United States senator, Secretary of State, Alaska, Seward's Folly

 

Roscoe Conkling, by John Quincy Adams Ward, 1893

  • Madison Square Park, near 23rd St. between Fifth and Madison Aves.

  • Essay 18 in Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan. Mentioned in salute to Chester A. Arthur.

  • Index terms: United States senator, Blizzard of 1888, Ulysses S. Grant, Republican

General William Jenkins Worth Monument, by James Goodwin Batterson, 1857

  • North end of the triangle formed by Fifth Ave., Broadway and 24th St.

  • See the Amazon Short "General William Jenkins Worth Monument"

  • Index terms: Mexican-American War, war memorial, equestrian, horse, cast-iron fence with swords, coats of arms, trophy of armor, obelisk

Farragut Monument (Admiral David Glasgow Farragut), by Augustus Saint Gaudens, pedestal by Stanford White, 1880

  • Madison Square Park, between Fifth and Madison Aves., near 26th St.

  • Essay 19 in Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan.

  • Notecard with detail of Farragut
  • Index terms: Civil War, naval, allegory, allegorical figures, Loyalty, Courage, fish, crab, Battle of New Orleans, Battle of Mobile Bay, "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!"

Chester A. Arthur, by George Edwin Bissell, 1898

  • Madison Square Park, Fifth Ave. near 26th St.

  • Also mentioned in Salute to Seward.

  • Index terms: United States president, lawyer, Republican, presidential seal

Figures on the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, by various sculptors, 1896-1900
  • Corner Madison Ave. and 25th St., with sculpture on south and west facades.
  • Index terms: portico on 25th St by Frederick Wellington Ruckstull, includes Wisdom and Force. 25th St windows within portico by Maximilian M. Schwartzott: Morning, Night, Noon & Evening. 25th St pediment, by Charles Henry Niehaus, includes the Triumph of Law with Law surrounded by reclining Roman soldiers, and (at the corners) Father Time and an unidentified youth. 25th St. roof balustrade: series of single standing statues associated with law-giving: Zoroaster (Persian) by Edward Clark Potter; Alfred the Great (Anglo-Saxon) by Jonathan Scott Hartley; Lycurgus (Spartan) by George Edwin Bissell; Solon (Athenian) by Herbert Adams; Justice flanked by Power and Study, by Daniel Chester French; St Louis (French), by John Talbott Donoghue; Manu (Indian) by Augustus Lukeman; Justinian (Roman) by Henry Kirke Bush-Brown. Madison Ave., above cornice of portico: 4 caryatids representing 4 seasons, & implying law's universality, by Thomas Shields Clarke (Winter, Autumn, Summer, Spring. Madison Avenue roof balustrade: Confucius (Chinese), by Philip Martiny; Peace (with a dove), flanked by Strength and Abundance; Moses (Hebrew), by William Couper
  Nursing Activities, by Ivan Mestrovic, ca. 1952
  • Hunter College Nursing School Dormitory, East 26th St. at 1st Ave. [location not confirmed]
  • Index terms: medicine

Chelsea Park Memorial, by Philip Martiny, 1920

  • Chelsea Park, at 28th St. and Ninth Ave.

  • Index terms: World War I, doughboy, infantry, rifle

Samuel Rea, by Adolph Weinman, 1930 (?)

Eagles from the original Pennsylvania Station, by Adolph Weinman, ca. 1910

  • Seventh Ave. at 32nd St. Another Penn Station eagle has strayed to the courtyard behind the Starbucks at Astor Place and Third Ave.

  • Listed in the walking tour of animal sculptures.

  • Index terms: bird, railroad

  Horace Greeley, by Alexander Doyle, 1892
  • Near 32nd St., between Broadway and Sixth Ave.
  • Compared with the John Quincy Ward statue of Greeley in Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan, Essay 7.
  • Index terms: New York Tribune, journalist, editor, newspaper, media, Civil War

The Right Light, by J. Seward Johnson, ca. 1999
  • South side of 34th St. between Lexington and Third Avenue, in front of the Dumont Plaza Hotel
  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues. (Due to copyright issues, only a small image appears here.)
  • Index terms: painter, artist, palette

Bell Ringers Monument (James Gordon Bennett Memorial), by Antonin Jean Paul Carles, 1895

  • Herald Square, intersection of Sixth Ave. and Broadway between 34th and 35th Sts., just east of Macy's Herald Square.

  • Essay 21 in Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan.

  • New Year's greeting

  • Index terms: New York Herald, Athena or Minerva, Stuff and Guff, Gog and Magog, Greek mythology

 

Lionesses, by Edward Clark Potter (d. 1923)

Garment Worker, by Judith Weller, 1984

  • Plaza in front of 555 Seventh Ave., between 39th and 40th Streets.

  • Brief mention with William Cullen Bryant. Discussed in detail in Forgotten Delights: The Producers.

  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues. (Due to copyright issues, only a small image appears here.)

  • Index terms: Garment District, Jewish immigrants, immigration, sewing machine

 

Golda Meir, by Beatrice Goldfine, 1980

  • Golda Meir Square near Broadway and 39th St.

  • Brief mention with William Cullen Bryant.

  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues
  • Index terms: Israeli prime minister, Palestine

Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden, by Robert Du Grenier, 2000

  • Outside the Port Authority Bus Terminal, 8th Ave. and 40th St.

  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues. (Due to copyright issues, only a small image appears here.)

  • Index terms: Honeymooners, television, TV Land, blue collar worker, transportation

Commuters, by George Segal, 1980
  • South wing waiting room of the Port Authority Bus Terminal, whose main entrance is at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue.
  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues. (Due to copyright issues, only a small image appears here.)
  • Index terms: transportation

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, by Karl Fischer, ca. 1832; this copy 1934

  • Bryant Park just north of 40th St.

  • Brief mention with William Cullen Bryant.

  • Index terms: German literature, author, poetry

William Earl Dodge, by John Quincy Adams Ward, 1885

William Cullen Bryant by Herbert Adams, architect Thomas Hastings, 1911

  • Bryant Park, directly behind (west of) the New York Public Library, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and 42nd and 41st Streets.

  • Essay 22 in Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan.

  • Index terms: American literature, author, poetry, New York Evening Post, editor, media, newspaper

Gertrude Stein, by Jo Davidson, 1992 (from original of 1923)

Jose Bonifacio de Andrada e Silva, by Jose Otavia Correia Lima, 1954

  • Bryant Park facing Sixth Ave., between 41st and 42nd Streets.

  • Brief mention with William Cullen Bryant.

  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues. (Due to copyright issues, only a small image appears here.)
  • Index terms: Brazil, politician, Latin America, South America

Juan Benito Juarez, by  ???, ca. 2005
  • Bryant Park, Avenue of the Americas between 41st and 42nd Sts.
  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues. (Due to copyright issues, only a small image appears here.)
  • Index terms: Mexico

Wendell L. Willkie, by Paul Fjelde (?), 1957

  • Relief plaque on the 40th St. (south) wall of the New York Public Library grounds, near Fifth Ave.

  • Brief mention with William Cullen Bryant.

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  • Index terms: politician, United States presidential candidate

Lions, by Edward Clark Potter, 1911

History and Romance, Religion, Poetry, Drama, and Philosophy, by Paul Wayland Bartlett, 1914
  • Attic storey of the New York Public Library at Fifth Ave. and 42nd St.
  • Index terms: allegory, allegorical
Truth and Beauty, by Frederick MacMonnies, 1920
Arts and History, by George Gray Barnard, ca. 1913
  • Pediments of the New York Public Library at Fifth Ave. and 42nd St.
  • Index terms: allegory, allegorical, armor
Flagpole bases, by Thomas Hastings, 1912
  • Flanking the main entrance of the New York Public Library at Fifth Ave. and 42nd St.

 

Cornelius Vanderbilt, by Ernst Plassmann, 1869

Glory of Commerce (also known as Hermes or Mercury), by Jules-Felix Coutan, 1914

  • Grand Central Terminal, south facade.

  • Essay 26 in Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan.

  • Index terms: allegory, allegorical, Hercules or Heracles, Athena or Minerva, anchor, cogwheel, anvil, beehive, technology, scroll, quill pen, globe, intellectual, eagle, New York Central Railroad, industry, transportation

 

Mary Pickford, Ethel Barrymore, Marilyn Miller, Rosa Ponselle, by Alexander Stirling Calder, ca. 1927-1929

  • The Miller Building, 1552 Broadway (at 46th St.),

  • Brief mention of the Miller Building with News.

  • Index terms: actors, actresses, theater, drama, musical comedy, film, opera

Father Francis P. Duffy. by Charles Keck, 1937

  • Broadway and Seventh Ave. between 46th and 47th Sts.

  • Essay 27 in Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan.

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  • Index terms: World War I, Fighting Sixty-Ninth, chaplain, priest

George M. Cohan, by Georg John Lober, 1958
  • Duffy Square, Broadway and Seventh Ave. at 46th St. [in storage during renovation of the area, June 2007?]
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  • Index terms: Broadway, musicals, playwright, actor, songwriter, businessman
  Peace, by Antun Augustincic, 1954
  • United Nations North Garden; enter at First Ave. and 46th St.
  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues
  • Index terms: horse, equestrian, Yugoslavian artist
  Let Us Beat Swords to Plowshares, by Evgeniy Vuchetich, 1958
  • United Nations, north end of the Rose Garden, on the East River Terrace.
  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues
  • Index terms: Russian or Soviet artist, Bible, Book of Isaiah, worker
  The Rising Man (Die Aufsteigende), by Fritz Cremer, 1975
  • United Nations North Garden; enter at First Ave. and 46th St.
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  • Index terms: German artist
  Padre Francisco de Vitoria, by Francisco Toledo, 1976
  • United Nations North Garden; enter at First Ave. and 46th St.
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  • Index terms: monk, Spain, Spanish, theologian, international law, Mexican artist

Taxi!, by J. Seward Johnson, 1983

  • Northwest corner of 47th St. and Park Ave.

  • Brief mention with News. Discussed in detail in Forgotten Delights: The Producers.

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  • Index terms: businessman, overcoat, briefcase

  Dag Hammarskjold, Carina Ari, ca. 1981
  • 240 East 47th St., near Second Ave. [location not confirmed]
  Spirit of Achievement, by Nina Saemondsson, 1931
  For a list of Rockefeller Center reliefs, murals, mosaics, etc., see The Art of Rockefeller Center, by Christine Roussel, in hardcover or the abridged paperback version.

Atlas, by Lee Lawrie, 1937

  • Fifth Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets.

  • Essay 29 in Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan.

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  • Index terms: Greek mythology, armillary sphere, Benito Mussolini

News, by Isamu Noguchi, 1940

  • Associated Press Building, 50 Rockefeller Plaza, between 50th and 51st Streets.

  • Essay 30 in Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan.

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  • Index terms: journalism, media, newspapers

Prometheus, by Paul Manship, 1934

  • Rockefeller Center Skating Rink.

  • Essay 28 in Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan. Brief mention with News. Separate salute to the man and woman flanking the stairs to the skating rink.

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  • Index terms: Greek mythology, fire

 

Wisdom, flanked by Light and Sound, by Lee Lawrie, 1933

  • 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Brief mention with News.

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  • Index terms: allegorical, television, radio

Italian Immigrants, by Giacomo Manzu, ca. 1965

  • On the wall on the north side of 50th St. in Rockefeller Center.

  • Brief mention with News.

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  • Index terms: Italy, mother and child

Youth Leading Industry, by Attilio Piccirilli, ca. 1936
  • Over the main entrance of International Building North at Rockefeller Center, 636 Fifth Ave., between 50th and 51st Sts.
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  • Index terms: chariot, glass mural
Friendship of France and the United States, by Alfred Janniot, ca. 1934
  • Over the entrance to La Maison Francaise, 610 Fifth Ave., between 49th and 50th Sts.
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  • Index terms: allegory, allegorical, Poetry, Beauty, Elegance, New York, Paris, Notre Dame, ship

Industries of the British Commonwealth, by Carl Paul Jennewein, 1933

  • Gilt reliefs on the doors of the British Empire Building at 620 Fifth Ave.

  • Brief mention with News.

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  • Index terms: Fisherman, sailor, coal miner; woman carrying bag of salt, woman next to tobacco plant, man holding stalks of sugarcane, India, agriculture; shepherd, wool, Australia; reaper, wheat, Canada; cotton plants, Africa

Fountainhead figures in Channel Gardens, by Rene Paul Chambellan, ca. 1935
  • Rockefeller Center in the Channel Gardens, between La Maison Francaise and the British Empire Building (48th-49th Sts.), just west of Saks Fifth Avenue
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  • Index terms: marine, Triton, Nereids, Greek mythology, dolphin, allegory, allegorical, Leadership, Will, Thought, Imagination, Energy, Alertness
 

Parthenon pedimental sculptures and metopes, full-scale copies of originals of 5th c. B.C.

  • Olympic Towers Atrium, on the north side of 50th St. (between Fifth & Madison Aves., opposite St. Patrick’s Cathedral)

  • Brief mention with News.

  • Index terms: horses, equestrian

Flanders Field Memorial, by Burt W. Johnson, 1929

  • DeWitt Clinton Park, Eleventh Ave. at 52nd St.

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  • Index terms: World War I, John McRae, poppies, rifle, doughboy, infantry

Atlas Clock, by Henry Frederick Metzler, ca. 1853
  • Fifth-Avenue facade of Tiffany's, at 57th St.
  • Index terms: Greek mythology
  Construction Workers, by Elie Nadelman, 1930-1932
  • Fuller Building, 41 East 57th St. (near Madison Ave.) [location not confirmed]
  • Index terms: blue-collar workers, industry, architecture

Wild Boar, copy (before 1970) of a 1634 bronze by Pietro Tacca, which was inspired by an ancient work now in the Uffizi Gallery

  Thomas Gainsborough and Festival Procession of the Arts, by Isidore Konti, ca. 1910
  • 222 West 59th St., east of Columbus Circle (recently cleaned and quite spiffy, mid-2007)
  • Index terms: British, art, painting, Neoclassical

West of Central Park from 59th to 110th Street

 

Columbus Monument, by Gaetano Russo, 1892

 

Seals of the United States, New York State, New York City and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority by Paul Manship, 1956

  • Originally on the Coliseum at Columbus Circle, now on the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel Building on Battery Place, near Bowling Green.

  • See "The Case of the Ponderously Peripatetic Sculptures"
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  • Index terms: coats of arms, New York State, New York City, Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, ships, Phyrgian cap, Liberty, Justice with balance, Triborough Bridge, windmill, beaver, Dutch, Native American

  Mother Playing, by Chaim Gross, 1961
  • Fordham University / Lincoln Center, Columbus Ave. near 60th St. [location not confirmed]
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  • Index terms: mother and child
  Peter the Fisherman, by Frederick Shrady, 1965
  • Fordham University / Lincoln Center, West 62nd St. [location not confirmed]
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  • Index terms: education, Matthew 4:18-20
 

Dante Alighieri, by Ettore Ximenes, 1912-1921

  • Dante Square, Broadway at West 64th St., near Lincoln Center.

  • Index terms: Italy, Italian, medieval, Renaissance, Divine Comedy, literature, poetry

 

Richard Tucker, by Milton Hebald, 1979

  • Richard Tucker Park, Broadway at 66th St. and Columbus Ave., across from Lincoln Center.

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  • Index terms: opera singer, tenor, Metropolitan Opera, music

 

Eleanor Roosevelt, by Penelope Jencks, 1996

 

Giuseppe Verdi, by Pasquale Civiletti, 1906

  • West 73rd St. and Broadway

  • Essay 41 in Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan.

  • Index terms: opera, Leonora, Forza del Destino, Aida, Otello, Falstaff, Italy, Italian immigrants

 

Theodore Roosevelt, by James Earle Fraser, 1940

  • Central Park West at 80th St. (in front of the American Museum of Natural History).

  • Essay 42 in Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan.

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  • Index terms: Native American, African, equestrian, horse, war bonnet. On the reliefs to either side, moose, buffalo, deer, bears, lion, zebra. On the cornice, Daniel Boone, John James Audubon, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark

 

Joan of Arc, by Anna Hyatt Huntington, 1915

 

Firemen's Memorial, by Attilio Piccirilli, architect H. van Burn Magonigle, 1913

  • Riverside Drive and West 100th St.

  • Essay 45 in Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan.

  • Index terms: firefighting, firefighter, widow, horses, mother and child, modern pieta, fire engine, Sacrifice, Duty, fire hydrant, allegory, allegorical

 

Franz Sigel, by Karl Bitter, 1907

  • Riverside Drive and W. 106th St.

  • Brief mention with the Firemen's Memorial.

  • Index terms: war memorial, Civil war, German immigrants, immigration, Battle of Pea Ridge, journalist, equestrian, horse

 

Straus Memorial, by Augustus Lukeman, architect Evarts Tracy, 1915

Central Park

 

Maine Monument, by Attilio Piccirilli, architect H. van Buren Magonigle, 1913

  • Central Park at Columbus Circle (West 59th St. and Central Park South).

  • Essay 34 in Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan.

  • Index terms: Spanish-American War, allegory, allegorical, Colombia Triumphant, seahorses, chariot, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Peace, Courage, Peace, Victory, Justice, History, War, William Randolph Hearst, New York Journal, Joseph Pulitzer, New York World

 

Simon Bolivar, by Sally James Farnham, 1921

  • Central Park South at Sixth Avenue.

  • Essay 32 in Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan. For the first Bolivar statue in Manhattan, click here.

  • Index terms: Latin America, South America, equestrian, horse, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia

 

Jose Marti, by Anna Hyatt Huntington, 1959 (dedicated 1965)

 

Jose de San Martin, by Louis Joseph Daumas, 1951

  • Central Park South at Sixth Ave. (Avenue of the Americas).

  • Brief mention with Bolivar.

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  • Index terms: Argentina, equestrian, horse, Chile, Peru, South America, Latin America

 

Thomas Moore, by Dennis B. Sheahan, 1879

  • Central Park, path leading to the Pond (north of the 60th St. entrance on the east side of the Park).

  • Index terms: Irish, Ireland, poetry

  Tigress and Cubs, by Auguste Cain, 1866
  • Central Park Zoo, Intelligence Garden, Fifth Ave. at 64th St. To see this sculpture, you must pay to enter the Zoo. [location not confirmed]
  • Listed in the walking tour of animal sculptures.

  • Index terms:
  Antelopes, Birds, Monkeys, Lions, and Wolves, by Frederick George Richard Roth, ca. 1934
  • Central Park Zoo, Fifth Ave. at 64th St., reliefs on the Tropical and Polar Zone Buildings, on the Gift Shop and on the Zoo School
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  • Index terms: animals
 

Delacorte Clock, by Andrea Spadini, 1965

  • Central Park Children's Zoo, near Fifth Ave. at 64th St.

  • Listed in the walking tour of animal sculptures.

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  • Index terms: bear shaking tambourine, kangaroo & offspring playing horn, elephant playing accordion or concertina, goat playing Pan pipes, hippopotamus playing violin or fiddle, penguin with drums, music

 

Honey Bear; Dancing Goat, by Frederick George Richard Roth, ca. 1935

 

Lehman Gate, by Paul Manship, 1960-1961

  • Entrance to Central Park Children's Zoo, near Fifth Ave. and  66th St.

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  • Index terms: boy, goat, bird, pan pipes

 

Balto, by Frederick George Richard Roth, 1925

  • Central Park near the pedestrian tunnel beneath the East Drive at about 66th St.

  • Also listed in the walking tour of animal sculptures.

  • Index terms: sled dog, Alaska, dog team, Iditarod, blizzard, diphtheria, medicine

 

Christopher Columbus, by Jeronimo Sunol, 1894

 

Shakespeare, by John Quincy Adams Ward, 1872

 

Indian Hunter, by John Quincy Adams Ward, 1866

  • Central Park, east of the Sheep Meadow, west of the Literary Walk (where Shakespeare & friends are).

  • Listed in the walking tour of animal sculptures.

  • Index terms: Native American, dog, hunting

 

Robert Burns, by Sir John Steell, ca. 1880

  • Central Park, north of the 65th St. Traverse. If the city streets grid continued in the Park, it would be at about Sixth Ave. and 66th St.

  • Index terms: Scotland, Scottish, poetry, literature

 

Fitz-Greene Halleck, by James Wilson Alexander MacDonald, 1876

  • Central Park, north of the 65th St. Traverse. If the city streets grid continued in the Park, it would be at about Sixth Ave. and 66th St.

  • Index terms: American literature, writer, poetry

 

Sir Walter Scott, by Sir John Steell, 1871

  • Central Park, north of the 65th St. Traverse. If the city streets grid continued in the Park, it would be at about Sixth Ave. and 66th St.

  • Listed in the walking tour of animal sculptures.

  • Index terms: Scotland, Scottish, poet, writer, literature, novelist, hound, dog

 

Ludwig van Beethoven, by Henry Baerer, 1884

  • Central Park Mall, north end opposite the bandshell

  • Index terms: classical music, Romantic music, German

 

Victor Herbert, by Edmond T. Quinn, 1927

  • Central Park Mall, across from the Bandstand, near Beethoven. If the city streets grid continued in the Park, it would be at about Sixth Ave. and 70th St.

  • Index terms: music, light opera

 

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, by C.L. Richter, ca. 1859

  • Central Park, west and slightly north of the bandshell, just north of Beethoven. If the city streets grid continued in the Park, it would be at about Sixth Ave. and 70th St.Central Park Mall near the bandshell.

  • Mentioned with Goethe.

  • Index terms: German, drama, writer, Romantic, literature, poetry

 

107th Infantry Memorial, by Karl Illava, 1927

  • Central Park, facing Fifth Ave. at 67th St.

  • Mentioned in Battery Park podcast

  • Index terms: World War I, doughboy, infantry, wounded soldier, gas masks, rifles

 

Eagles and Prey, by Christophe Fratin, ca. 1850

  • Central Park, northwest of the Mall. If the city streets grid continued in the Park, it would be at about Sixth Ave. and 70th St.

  • Listed in the walking tour of animal sculptures.

  • Index terms: goat, hunt

  Angel of the Waters (Bethesda Fountain), by Emma Stebbins, 1868
  • Central Park, Bethesda Terrace
  • Index terms: Gospel of St. John, Neoclassical
 

Giuseppe Mazzini, by Giovanni Turini, 1876

  • Central Park, West Drive near West 66th St.

  • Mentioned in Salute to Bolivar.

  • Index terms: Italy, Italian independence, unification

  Seventh Regiment Memorial, by John Quincy Adams Ward, 1869
  • Central Park, West Drive at 67th St.
  • Index terms: war memorial, Civil War, infantry soldier
 

Richard Morris Hunt Memorial, by Daniel Chester French, architect Bruce Price, 1900

  • Fifth Ave. between 70th and 71st Sts.

  • Essay 38 in Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan.

  • Index terms: architecture, painting, sculpture, allegory, allegorical, Dionysus from Parthenon pediment, Columbian Exposition

 

Samuel Finley Breese Morse, by Byron M. Pickett, 1870

  • Just inside Central Park at 72nd Street (near Fifth Avenue).

  • Discussed in detail in Forgotten Delights: The Producers. Also given a Salute in May 2004.

  • Index terms: telegraph, technology, communication, Neoclassical

 

The Pilgrim, by John Quincy Adams Ward, 1885

  • East side of Central Park, just north of the 72nd Street traverse where it splits into east- and westbound lanes.

  • Discussed in detail in Forgotten Delights: The Producers. Listed in walking tour flyer, Figures from American History to 1800.

  • Index terms: Mayflower, musket, Bible with sword, globe, sextant, hammer, anvil, spindle and yarn, ship, bow and arrow with quiver

 

Falconer, by George Blackall Simonds, 1871

  • Central Park, 20 feet or so up on a hill on the south side of the West 72nd St. transverse road (between Belvedere Terrace and the exit to Central Park West).

  • Listed in the walking tour of animal sculptures.

  • Index terms: medieval, Renaissance, bird

 

Daniel Webster, by Thomas Ball, 1876

  • Central Park, West Drive near the 72nd St. entrance.

  • Index terms: United States senator, Massachusetts, orator

  Mother Goose, by Frederick George Richard Roth, 1938
  • Central Park near East Drive at 72nd St., at entrance to Mary Harriman Rumsey Playground [location not confirmed]
  • Listed in the walking tour of animal sculptures; mentioned in Balto.

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  • Index terms: nursery rhyme
  Snow Babies, by Victor Frisch, ca. 1937
  • Central Park near East Drive at 72nd St., at entrance to Mary Harriman Rumsey Playground [location not confirmed]
 

Hans Christian Andersen, by Georg John Lober, 1956

  Rowers, by Irwin Glusker, 1968
  • Central Park's Conservatory Water near 74th St., terrace in front of the boat house [location not confirmed]
  • Click here for photo on the NYC Parks Department's website
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  • Index terms: athlete, boat
 

Alice in Wonderland, by Jose de Creeft, 1959

  • Central Park, north side of the Conservatory Lake, roughly at 75th St.

  • Listed in the walking tour of animal sculptures.

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  • Index terms: Mad Hatter, Dormouse, toadstool, mushroom, cat, White Rabbit

 

Still Hunt, by Edward Kemeys, 1883

 

Sophie Irene Loeb Fountain, by Frederick George Richard Roth, 1936

  • Central Park, roughly at 76th St. (James Michael Levin Playground).

  • Listed in the walking tour of animal sculptures. Mentioned in Balto (with photograph).

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  • Index terms: White Queen, Queen of Hearts, White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, March Hare, monkey, pig, frog, dog, Cheshire Cat, Tweedledum, Tweedledee, carpenter?

 

Alexander von Humboldt, by Gustaf Blaeser, 1869

  • Central Park West at 77th St., just east of the Museum of Natural History.

  • Discussed in detail in Forgotten Delights: The Producers.

  • Index terms: German, Enlightenment, scientist, writer, naturalist, South American exploration, Latin America

 

King Jagiello of Poland, by Stanislaw Kazmierz Ostrowski, 1939

  • Central Park at the east end of the Turtle Pond, just north of the 79th St. transverse road.

  • Essay 39 in Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan.

  • Blog entry of 7/17/07, with a close-up photo of his face

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  • Index terms: Polish, equestrian, horse, 1939 World's Fair, swords, armor, medieval, Lithuania, Battle of Grunwald

  The Tempest and Romeo and Juliet, by Milton Hebald, 1966, 1977
  • Central Park, near the entrance to the Delacorte Theater, Central Park West and 81st St.
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  • Index terms: Shakespeare, drama, lovers
 

Group of Bears, by Paul Manship, 1932; this cast, 1991

  Facade sculptures of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, by Karl Bitter, 1899
  • Fifth Avenue at 82nd St.
  • Index terms: allegory, allegorical
 

Egyptian obelisk ("Cleopatra's Needle"), 16th c. B.C.

  • Central Park just west of the Metropolitan Museum, roughly at 82nd St.

  • Listed in the walking tour of animal sculptures.

  • Index terms: crabs, hieroglyphics, Pharaoh Tuthmose or Thothmes III

 

Alexander Hamilton, by Carl Conrads, 1880

  Polhymnia (?), by Giuseppe Moretti, ca. 1896
  • Liederkranz Club, 6 East 87th St., near Fifth Ave. [location not confirmed]
  • Index terms: Greek mythology, allegory, allegorical?
  John Purroy Mitchel Memorial, by Adolph A. Weinman, ca. 1926
  • Central Park, Fifth Ave. at 90th St.
  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues
  • Index terms: New York City mayor, World War I, war memorial
  Fred Lebow, by Jesus Ygnacio Dominguez, 1994
  • Central Park, Fifth Avenue at 90th Street.
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  • Index terms: New York City Marathon, jogger, athlete
 

William T. Stead, by George James Frampton, 1913 Central Park, at Fifth Ave. and 91st St.

  • Central Park, Fifth Ave. at 91st St.

  • Index terms: Titanic, journalist, writer, Fortitude, Sympathy, knight, medieval armor

 

Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen, self-portrait, 1839 (copy cast in 1892)

  • Central Park, off Fifth Ave. at 96th St., on a wooded hill just north of where the 96th St. traverse meets Fifth Ave.

  • Index terms: Neoclassical style, Danish, Denmark, Hope, Night, Day

 

Arthur Brisbane, by Richmond Barthe, 1939

  • Fifth Ave. and 101st Street: a granite portrait relief with inscription set against the wall of Central Park.

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  • Index terms: journalist, media, newspaper, William Randolph Hearst, New York Journal, editor, journalist, Spanish-American War

 

Dr. J. Marion Sims, by Ferdinand von Miller II, 1892

 

Burnett Memorial Fountain, by Bessie Potter Vonnoh, 1936

  • South end of the Conservatory Garden: enter at Fifth Ave. and 105th St., turn left and head south to approximately 103rd/104th St.

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  • Index terms: children, birdbath, flute player, seashell

 

Untermeyer Fountain, by Walter Schott, before 1910

  • North end of the Conservatory Garden: enter at Fifth Ave. and 105th St., turn right and head north to approximately 106th St.

  • Index terms: dance, party, celebration, German

 

Duke Ellington, by Robert Graham, 1997

  • Northeast corner of Central Park, Fifth Ave. at 110th St.

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  • Index terms: musician, jazz, African American


East of Central Park, from 59th to 110th Street

 

Pulitzer Memorial Fountain (a.k.a. Abundance or Pomona), by Karl Bitter, 1916

  • Fifth Ave. at 59th St.

  • Index terms: allegory, allegorical, Joseph Pulitzer

 

William Tecumseh Sherman, by Augustus Saint Gaudens, 1903

 

Cat, by Fernando Brotero, 1984

  Peter Pan, by Charles Andrew Hafner, 1928
  • Carl Schurz Park, near East 87th St.
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  • Index terms: J.M. Barrie, teenager, fawn, deer, rabbit, toad, frog
  ASPCA Horses, by Hunt Diedrich, ca. 1925
  • ASPCA Headquarters, East 92nd St. between York and the FDR Drive [location unconfirmed]
  George Washington Carver, by Robert Amendola, ca. 1955
  • Carver Houses playground, off 101 St. between Park and Madison Aves. [location not confirmed]
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  • Index terms: African American
 

Alexander Hamilton, by Adolph Weinman, 1941

  DeWitt Clinton, by Adolph A. Weinman, 1941

North of 110th Street

 

Peace Fountain, by Greg Wyatt, 1985

  • Garden of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Amsterdam Ave. between 111th and 112th Sts.

  • Listed in the walking tour of animal sculptures.

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  • Index terms: good and evil, archangel Michael, Satan, giraffe, lion, lamb, sheep, sun, moon, DNA, flames, crab

 

Samuel Tilden, by William Ordway Partridge, 1917-1926

  • Riverside Drive at West 112th St.

  • Brief mention with the Firemen's Memorial.

  • Index terms: New York State governor, United States presidential candidate, lawyer, major donor to New York Public Library

 

Lajos Kossuth, by John Horvall, 1927

  • Riverside Drive at West 113th St.

  • Brief mention with the Firemen's Memorial and in the Salute to Mazzini.

  • Index terms: Hungary, Hungarian independence, Austro-Hungarian Empire, peasant, lawyer

 

Seligman Fountain, or the Bear and Faun Fountain, by Edgar Walter, ca. 1910

  • Morningside Park, 114th St. and Morningside Ave., at the foot of the stairway (due west of the Lafayette and Washington statue on Morningside Ave.)

  • Listed in the walking tour of animal sculptures.

  • Index terms: animals, pan pipes

 

Lafayette and Washington, by Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, 1890

  • Intersection 114th St., Manhattan Avenue, and Morningside Avenue.

  • Brief mention with the Seligman Fountain. Listed in walking tour flyer, Figures from American History to 1800.

  • Index terms: American Revolution, Revolutionary War, Marquis de Lafayette, George Washington, flag

 

Carl Schurz Monument, by Karl Bitter, architect Henry Bacon, 1913

  • Upper Morningside Drive and 116th St.

  • Essay 50 in Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan. Brief mention with the Seligman Fountain.

  • Index terms: German American immigrant, journalist, writer, media. Reliefs: Athena, shackles, African American, Egyptian, Native American, Liberty, mother and child, allegorical, allegory, imperialism

  Letters and Science, by Charles Keck, ca. 1915 and 1925
  • Columbia University, south and north pylons of the entrance on Broadway at 116th St.
  • Index terms: literature, science, Neoclassical, education, allegory, allegorical, globe, compass
 

Alma Mater, by Daniel Chester French, 1903

 

Great God Pan, by George Gray Barnard, 1894-1899

  • Columbia University, west of Low Library. Enter the campus on Broadway at 116th St., turn left toward Low Library, which has French's Alma Mater on the steps, then bear left again into the quadrangle between Earl, Lewisohn and Dodge.

  • Index terms: Greek mythology, pan pipes

  The Thinker, by Auguste Rodin, 1880
  • Columbia University, in front of the Philosophy Building. Enter the campus on Broadway at 116th St., go east and then left, up the stairs toward the Low Library; turn right on the stairs. The statue is in a small open area on the south side of St Paul's Chapel.
  • Index terms: France, French, Le Penseur
  Tightrope Walker, by Kees Verkade, 1973-1979
  • Columbia University, Revson Plaza near the overpass across Amsterdam Ave. at 117th St. [location not confirmed]
  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues
  • Index terms: circus, acrobatic, allegorical, allegory
 

Marteleur, by Constantin-Emile Meunier, 1914 copy of an 1884 work

  • Columbia University, entrance to the Engineering Building (northeast corner of the campus, near Amsterdam Ave. and 120th St.).

  • Discussed in detail in Forgotten Delights: The Producers.

  • Labor Day greeting card

  • Index terms: iron making, steel making, technology, manufacturing, industry, blue-collar worker

 

Thomas Jefferson, by William Ordway Partridge, 1914

 

Alexander Hamilton, by William Ordway Partridge, 1908

 

Robert F. Wagner, by Georg John Lober, 1959

  • Terrace adjacent to the Robert F. Wagner, Sr., Houses, 120th St. and Second Ave.

  • Brief mention with the Seligman Fountain.

  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues
  • Index terms: United States senator, New Deal, unions

 

General Daniel Butterfield, by Gutzon Borglum, 1917

  • Sakura Park, Claremont Ave. and West 122nd St.

  • Essay 52 in Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan.

  • Index terms: Civil War, Taps, American Express, chapeau de bras, Wall Street, Black Friday, New York Stock Exchange

 

General Winfield Scott Hancock, by James Wilson Alexander MacDonald, 1891

  • Hancock Square, where Manhattan Avenue and St. Nicholas Avenue meet at 124th St.

  • Also mentioned in salute to Seward.

  • Index terms: Civil War, war memorial, United States presidential candidate, Gettysburg

  Abraham Lincoln and Child, by Charles Keck, 1948
  • Madison Ave. near 133rd St.
  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues
  • Index terms: United States president, education, Civil War
  The Family, by John Rhoden, 1969
  • Harlem Hospital, over the main entrance on Lenox Ave. between 135th and 136th Sts. [location not confirmed]
  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues
  • Index terms: mother and child, caduceus
  Alexander Stewart Webb, by John Massey Rhind, 1917
  • City College, on Convent Avenue between 138th and 139th Streets.
  • Index terms: Civil War, war memorial, education, Gettysburg, Pickett's Charge
 

Alexander Hamilton, by William Ordway Partridge, 1892

  Jackie Robinson, by Inge Hardison, 1981
  • Mounted on wall of the Jackie Robinson Recreation Center, 147th St. and Bradhurst Ave. [location not confirmed]
  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues
  • Index terms: baseball, athlete, African American
  Martin Luther King, Jr., by Sam Sawyer, 1970
  • Esplanade Garden Houses, 147th St. at Lenox Ave. [location not confirmed]
  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues
  • Index terms: African American
  Mother and Child, by Heinz Warneke, 1937
  • Harlem River Houses, 151st to 153rd Sts., macombs Place to Harlem River Drive. [location not confirmed]
  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues
  • Index terms: African American
 

Lions, by Anna Hyatt Huntington, 1930

 

Boabdil and Don Quixote, by Anna Hyatt Huntington, 1942 and 1943

  • Reliefs in the courtyard of the Hispanic Society of America, 613 West 155th Street.

  • NOTE: before publishing a photograph, see Copyright Issues
  • Index terms: Spanish literature, Moors, Granada, equestrian, horse

 

El Cid Campeador, by Anna Hyatt Huntington, 1927

 

Deer, bears, boars, vultures and jaguars, by Anna Hyatt Huntington, 1929-1936

 

Inwood (or Washington Heights) War Memorial, by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, 1921

  • Broadway and St. Nicholas Ave., between 167th and 168th Streets.

  • Also mentioned in salute to Peter Stuyvesant.

  • Index terms: World War I, doughboy, wounded, rifle, infantry


BROOKLYN

My files for Brooklyn are incomplete, so for the moment I'm only including sculptures in and near Prospect Park.

Prospect Park
  Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch at Grand Army Plaza, including the Quadriga (chariot with Victory) on top of the Arch, and the reliefs Army and Navy by Frederick MacMonnies, 1901
  • Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
  • Index terms: Reliefs of Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant by Thomas Eakins with William O'Donovan
 

Beethoven, by Henry Baerer, 1894

  • Prospect Park, Flower Garden, near the Wollman Rink.

  • Index terms: musician, German

 

Edvard Grieg, by Sigvald Asbjornsen, 1914

  • Prospect Park, Flower Garden, near the Wollman Rink.

  • Index terms: musician, Norway, Norwegian

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, by Augustus Max Johannes Mueller, 1897

  • Prospect Park, Flower Garden, near the Wollman Rink.

  • Index terms: musician, Austrian, German

 

Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst Von Weber, by Chester Beach, 1909

  • Prospect Park, Flower Garden, near the Wollman Rink.

  • Index terms: musician, German

  Abraham Lincoln, by Henry Kirke Brown, 1870
  • Prospect Park near the Wollman Rink
  • Index terms: United States president, Civil War, lawyer
  Horse Tamers, by Frederick MacMonnies, 1898
  • Prospect Park, Park Circle entrance
  • Index terms: equestrian
  James Stranahan, by Frederick MacMonnies, 1891
  • Prospect Park, near main entrance at Grand Army Plaza
  • Index terms:
  Lafayette, by Daniel Chester French, 1917
  • Prospect Park, 9th St. entrance
  • Index terms: Revolutionary War, American Revolution, French Revolution, Marquis de Lafayette, horse
  Lioness and Cubs, by Victor Peter, 1899
  • Entrance to the Prospect Park Zoo
  • Index terms: animals

Greenpoint
  Greenpoint War Memorial, by Carl Heber, 1923
  • McGolrick Park, facing Russell St. between Driggs and Nassau
  • Index terms: Victory, laurel branch, palm frond

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