NYC - Central Park: The Falconer Statue
Originally dedicated in 1875, the Falconer by George Blackall Simonds, depicts both a human figure clad in Eliabethan dress, and a falcon, representing the union and communion between a bird of prey and man. The Falconer was removed from Central Park in 1957 after the sculpture was seriously vandalized and the falcon was stolen. In 1982, a missing arm and the falcon were recast, the damage to the surface repaired and it was resotred on its site on the West 72nd Street transverse road.
Central Park was designated a scenic landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1974.
Central Park National Register #66000538