John Quincy Adams Ward (American, Urbana, Ohio 1830–1910 New York)
1891; cast after 1910
14 1/2 x 9 x 5 1/2 in. (36.8 x 22.9 x 14 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1917
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 770
This statuette of Henry Ward Beecher (1813–1887) was cast after the preliminary working model for the principal figure of Ward’s monumental sculpture honoring the prominent author, orator, and minister of Brooklyn’s Plymouth (Congregational) Church. Unveiled in 1891 in Borough Hall Park in Brooklyn, the sculpture was relocated in 1959 to its present site in Cadman Plaza.
Signature: [top of base, at back left]: [cursive] J.Q.A. Ward Sc.
Marking: [foundry mark, top of base, at back right]: GORHAM Co. FOUNDERS
Artist: John Quincy Adams Ward (American, Urbana, Ohio 1830–1910 New York)Date: ca. 1860Medium: Pen and brown (possibly iron-gall) ink on smooth off-white wove paperAccession: 1985.351.9 rectoOn view in:Not on view