William Shakespeare (Ward)

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William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare Statue, Central Park, NYC.JPG
The sculpture in 2009
Artist John Quincy Adams Ward
Year 1870 (1870)
Type Sculpture
Medium Bronze
Subject William Shakespeare
Location New York City, New York, United States

William Shakespeare is an outdoor bronze sculpture of William Shakespeare by John Quincy Adams Ward, located in Central Park in Manhattan, New York.[1] The statue was created in 1870 and unveiled in Central Park in 1872.[2] Four thousand dollars towards the funding of the statue was raised at a benefit performance of Julius Caesar performed by the sons of Junius Brutus Booth (Junius Brutus Booth, Jr., Edwin Booth, and John Wilkes Booth) at the Winter Garden Theater.[3]


  1. ^ "Central Park: William Shakespeare". New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ "William Shakespeare". Central Park Conservancy. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ Roberts, Sam (Nov 25, 2014). "As Booth Brothers Held Forth, 1864 Confederate Plot Against New York Fizzled". New York Times. New York Times Company. p. A23. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 

External links

  • Media related to William Shakespeare by John Quincy Adams Ward at Wikimedia Commons

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