Sir Walter Scott
Walter Scott (1771-1832), author of the popular novel Ivanhoe, is celebrated for his invention of the historical novel. The sculpture in Central Park is a bronze replica of the 1845 original in Edinburgh and was commissioned to honor the centennial of the writer's birth.
LocationEast Side at 65th Street on The Mall/Literary Walk.
Sculptor: Sir John Steele (1804-1891)
Placed in Park: 1872
Donor: Gift of Scottish-Americans