"Margarita Delacorte Memorial" Central Park - Statues Tip by nicolaitan

Central Park - Statues, New York City: 22 reviews and 77 photos

The Alice in Wonderland sculpture dedicated by philanthropist and publisher George Delacorte in honor of his late wife is stated to be the most popular children's statue in Central Park. Children clamber all over this statue as photographers patiently wait for a few seconds without climbers to snap pictures. Located on the north side of Conservatory Water, it was dedicated in 1959 and depicts Alice seated on a giant mushroom surrounded by characters from Lewis Carroll's 1862 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Around Alice are the Mad Hatter, the dormouse, the White Rabbit, the Cheshire cat, and on Alice's lap Dinah the kitten.

The 11 foot statue is the work of Spanish sculptor Jose de Creeft and Alice is said to be modelled after his daughter. It was cast by a local Long Island City company. The designers inserted short segments of prose from the book in the terrace around the sculpture.

Address: Central Park, New York, NY 10019-10023
Directions: Located throughout the Park
Phone: ( 212) 310-6600
Website: http://www.centralpark.org/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 3, 2007
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