The most prominent statue in Central Park, was sculptured by Emma Stebbins in 1868, and unveiled in 1873.

The Angel of the the Waters celebrates the purification of the City of New York "s water supply, and was inspired by the Gospel of Saint John. For this reason the angel, carrying the symbol of purification, the lily, in one hand, extends the other hand to bless the waters below.

I hope my photograph does them, (the sculptor and the sculpture), justice.

The Angel of the Waters was featured in the group, Statues and Such.

See also Pulitzer Fountain


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  • Lauren O'Keefe
    Lauren O'Keefeabout 6 years ago

    the subtlety of the colouring is spot on :)

  • Thank you.

    – Sarah McKoy

  • Rita  H. Ireland
    Rita H. Irelandabout 6 years ago

    Just love it!

  • Thank you.

    – Sarah McKoy

  • TingyWende
    TingyWendeover 5 years ago

    Oh I’d just love to see this one day.

  • She is beautiful.

    – Sarah McKoy

  • Sassafras
    Sassafrasover 5 years ago

    Ms. Sarah——*CONGRATULATIONS * on being featured in Statues & Things.—Feb. ’09.
    Way to go, girlfriend.

  • Thank you, Sassi.

    – Sarah McKoy

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