Friday, July 3, 2015

Columbus on the Mall

Christopher Columbus by Jeronimo Suñol, Central Park, New York
Christopher Columbus by Jeronimo Suñol, 1894
The Mall, Central Park
New York, September 2007

“Another statue of Columbus, by Spanish sculptor Jeronimo Sunol, was unveiled on May 12, 1894 on the Mall. The Russo monument shows Columbus looking outward with his hand on the tiller of his ship, while the Sunol monument portrays a more spiritual explorer with his outstretched arm and eyes looking upward to heaven in gratitude for his successful voyage. Sunol modified this sculpture from one he had done in 1885 in the Plaza de Colon in Madrid.”
(Christopher Columbus, Central Park Conservancy)

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