William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was the first sculpture placed on the southern end of the Mall, which is also known as Literary Walk. The statue, which pays tribute to the legendary writer, was donated by the citizens of New York in 1864 to honor the 300th anniversary of the Bard's birth in Stratford-upon-Avon.

This sculpture was the creation of John Quincy Adams Ward. Several of his other works are featured in Central Park, including The Pilgrim, Indian Hunter, and 7th Regiment Memorial.

William Shakespeare


Mid-Park at 66th Street

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