Jose de San Martin
The monument is a smaller-scale replica cast from the original, erected in the Plaza de San Martin in Buenos Aires in 1862. It was a gift from the City of Buenos Aires to the City of New York.
José de San Martín, an Argentine general, helped Argentina, Chile and Peru gain independence from the Spaniards. The monument depicts him leading his armed forces into battle.
This work is one of a trio of bronze equestrian sculptures representing Latin-American leaders.The other two are Simon Bolivar and José Martí.