Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object

Henry Ward Beecher

Artist:
John Quincy Adams Ward (American, Urbana, Ohio 1830–1910 New York)
Date:
1891; cast after 1910
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
14 1/2 x 9 x 5 1/2 in. (36.8 x 22.9 x 14 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
17.90.4
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.
Related Objects

Inside Front Cover (from Sketchbook)

Artist: John Quincy Adams Ward (American, Urbana, Ohio 1830–1910 New York) Date: ca. 1860 Medium: Graphite on paper Accession: 1985.351 verso On view in:Not on view

Classical Female Figure; Satyr and Dog (from Sketchbook)

Artist: John Quincy Adams Ward (American, Urbana, Ohio 1830–1910 New York) Date: ca. 1860 Medium: Pen and brown (possibly iron-gall) ink on smooth off-white wove paper Accession: 1985.351.9 recto On view in:Not on view

Study of Cupid (from Sketchbook)

Artist: John Quincy Adams Ward (American, Urbana, Ohio 1830–1910 New York) Date: ca. 1860 Medium: Graphite on paper Accession: 1985.351.8 recto On view in:Not on view

Study for a Bust Portrait of a Young Man (from Sketchbook)

Artist: John Quincy Adams Ward (American, Urbana, Ohio 1830–1910 New York) Date: ca. 1860 Medium: Graphite on paper Accession: 1985.351.2 verso On view in:Not on view

Standing Male Figure (Jesus Christ?) (from Sketchbook)

Artist: John Quincy Adams Ward (American, Urbana, Ohio 1830–1910 New York) Date: ca. 1860 Medium: Graphite on paper Accession: 1985.351.1 recto On view in:Not on view