The Unicorn in Captivity (ca. 1495-1505)

The Unicorn in Captivity (ca. 1495-1505). Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1937 (37.80.6)

I chose this image, in part, because of the collection it’s in. The Cloisters is one of those places that makes New York magical. A medieval cloister set in uptown Manhattan, it offers a escape from the bustle of postmodern life in the city. Also, who doesn’t love unicorns?

Siân Evans, Library Relations Associate