The Falconer depicts both a human figure, clad in Elizabethan dress, and a falcon, representing the union and communion between a bird of prey and man. The sculpture was removed from Central Park in 1957 after it was seriously vandalized and the falcon was stolen. In 1982, a missing arm and the falcon were recast and the damage to the surface repaired. In 1995, the bronze crew of the Central Park Conservancy gave the bronze a complete repatination, cleaning and applied a protective coating
Mid-Park on the south side of 72nd Street.
Sculptor: George Blackall Simonds (1844-1929)
Donor: George Kemp