Sculptor: George Blackall Simonds
1844-1929 • England
On the top of a large rock overlooking Terrace Drive or the 72nd Street Cutoff,
is the dynamic bronze statue of The Falconer,
one of the most spectacula statues of
The sport of falconry or the training of
falcons and hawks to capture wild game or
fowl is elegantly depicted by Simonds'
Often unnoticed from the ground, is a
figure of a young hunter dressed in an
Elizabethan costume. His left arm is
extended into the air while perched at
the tip of his fingers is a large falcon
spreading its wings in readiness for flight.
To get a much better view of the statue
one must climb the rock to observe its