Aymar Embury II Gallery of NYC New Deal Projects - Photo #165 - Statuary: pedestals, plinths, and settings

Photo: Dom Polski

Jagiello statue in Central Park
In Central Park
Statue of Władysław II Jagiełło, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, (1386-1434) by sculptor Stanisław K. Ostrowski (1879-1947)[1] pictured in front of the Polish Pavilion at 1939 World's Fair, standing on a massive plinth designed by Aymar Embury II[1,2]. After Poland was invaded at the beginning of World War II in 1939, the statue (on Embury's granite pedestal) was removed to storage. In 1945 the Polish government in exile donated the monument to the City and it was rededicated at its current location overlooking Central Park’s Turtle Pond.[2] Color photo by Christopher Ziemnowicz, Wikimedia Commons; the current pedestal does not seem to be Embury's.
  1. King Jagiello Monument, Wikipedia, accessed 20 November 2019: "Architect Aymar Embury II (1880–1966) designed the granite pedestal.".
  2. King Jagiello Monument, NYC Parks Department, accessed 20 November 2019: "Parks Chief Consulting Architect Aymar Embury II (1880–1966) designed the granite pedestal.".