Famous dude statue: William Tecumseh Sherman in Central Park

Have you read The Greater Journey yet? One of the artists that McCullough writes a lot about is Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the artist behind the Sherman statue. I was nearby the other morning and snapped this pic. The statue looks a little worse for wear (see all those splotches on the bronze), but it's still pretty amazing. McCullough has called this the best horse statue of all time. Wowzers.

Fun fact: the woman leading Sherman into (out of?) war is the goddess Victory.

You can find it: 59th and 5th Ave.

1 comment:

rebecca said...

learned something new today. :)