Thursday, November 8, 2018
Statues on the Mall
I am so ignorant about what is in Central Park, that it is amazing! What a dolt I am! We started seeing some beautiful bronze statues when we started down the Mall. William Shakespeare, above, by the American artist John Quincy Adams Ward, was the first sculpture placed on the mall, in 1872! Robert Burns, below, arrived in the 1880's. These are magnificent works of art!
And this is Samuel F.B. Morse, below. He established his reputation as a portrait painter, and then in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system, and then he was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 9:18 PM