Statue of William Shakespeare (New York City)

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William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare Statue, Central Park, NYC.JPG
The sculpture in 2009
ArtistJohn Quincy Adams Ward
Year1870 (1870)
SubjectWilliam Shakespeare
LocationNew York City, New York, United States
Coordinates40°46′12″N 73°58′21″W / 40.769862°N 73.972474°W / 40.769862; -73.972474Coordinates: 40°46′12″N 73°58′21″W / 40.769862°N 73.972474°W / 40.769862; -73.972474

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.

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