Daniel Webster

This larger-than life bronze figure of Daniel Webster was commissioned for Central Park in the 1870s. It honors the 19th-century statesman, famed for his eloquence and fine oratory, who served as a representative, senator, and three-time Secretary of State.

During the mid-19th century, Thomas Ball sculpted a bust of Daniel Webster shortly before the Massachusetts senator’s death. His work was such a success that he made a statuette of the figure that went on to be patented and repeatedly replicated, becoming one of the first mass-produced pieces in the United States. In the 1870s, Gordon W. Burnham requested that Ball make a larger-than-life-size version of the statue for Central Park.

Daniel Webster


Mid-Park at 72nd Street

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