Statue of Shakespeare on the Town Hall, Stratford-upon-Avon

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Date:1768 - 1769 (c.)

Description:Sculpted c. 1769, by John Cheere (d. 1787)

This statue was commissioned by the actor David Garrick to adorn the front of Stratford-upon-Avon's Town Hall, the re-building of which was completed in 1769 to coincide with the Garrick-inspired Jubilee held that year in Shakespeare's honour.

This design is derived from Scheemakers and Kent's statue of Shakespeare for Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey.

Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon Town Hall, Sheep Street/Chapel Street, Stratford-upon-Avon

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