I'm thinking this is on Rockefeller Center?
it's on the brooklyn heights branch of the brooklyn public library on cadman plaza west. i would have paired it with "sciences" but that composition was ruined by the book drop book in the wall right at his feet.
I was most interested in the choices made by the carver as to which intagliations should be deeper. I think I would have made the line of the right calf deeper. The way the palate is tilted is really an elegant touch. From the photo, I can't tell how far from the figure the ordinary viewer is standing. In NYC facade art, some artists get a totally failing grade because they don't match detailing to distance, playing to a one-in-a-million telescope or a dowager in a penthouse looking at a carving just above her head outside her bedroom window.