Folger Shakespeare Library – Marble Sculpture

Folger Shakespeare Library - Marble Bas Relief Sculpture Depicting Macbeth with the Three Witches

Folger Shakespeare Library - Marble Bas Relief Sculpture Depicting Macbeth with the Three Witches

The Folger Shakespeare Library has nine large sculptures carved in white Georgia marble along the front of the building. These are the work of John Gregory (1879 – 1958). Each bas relief sculpture depicts a scene from one of William Shakespeare’s plays.

The Nine Marble Bas Relief Sculptures Along the Front of the Folger Shakespeare Library

Nine Marble Nine Bas Relief Sculptures Along the Front of the Folger Shakespeare Library

Going left to right across the front of the building and also from left to right in the 3 by 3 grid above starting with the top row:

1. A Midsummer Night’s Dream
2. Romeo and Juliet
3. The Merchant of Venice
4. Macbeth
5. Julius Caesar
6. King Lear
7. Richard III
8. Hamlet
9. Henry IV, Part I

Click Puck Sculpture to see the StationStart.com entry about the sculpture on the west lawn of the Folger Shakespeare Library of the character from William Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Click Folger Shakespeare Library to see the StationStart.com entry about the library and Elizabethan Theatre.

The Folger Shakespeare Library is located at 201 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Elizabethan Theatre.

Closest Metro Station: The Capital South Metro Station on the Blue and Orange Lines is nearest to the Folger Shakespeare Library.


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