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Sculpture of Alice, from Lewis Carroll's 1865 classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
In the monument Alice is pictured sitting on a giant mushroom reaching toward a pocket watch held by the March Hare, host of the book's tea party. Peering over her shoulder is the Cheshire cat, flanked on one side by the dormouse, and on the other by Mad Hatter, who in contrast to the calm Alice looks ready to laugh out loud at any moment.
Publisher and philanthropist George T. Delacorte Jr. ordered the sculpture from JosÃ© de Creeft, in honor of Delacorte's late wife, Margarita, and to the enjoyment of the children of New York.