Artemas Ward Statue

General Artemas Ward is a bronze statue by Leonard Crunelle at Ward Circle, at the intersection of Nebraska Avenue and Massachusetts Avenues in Northwest, Washington, D.C.

This memorial to Major General Artemas Ward, governor of Massachusetts Colony and first commander of Massachusetts military forces before George Washington, is a standing bronze portrait statue, ten feet tall, resting on a plain granite base of the same height. Ward stands erect, striding slightly with his left leg, looking straight before him. Ward holds, his hat to his side in his bent left arm which also gathers his voluminous cape in a drapery effect. His right arm falls to his side, pulling the cloak slightly forward, A butt end of a cannon rests at the base by his feet. The sculptor used Ward's actual cape and an oil portrait by Charles Willson Peale as a model for this statue, donated by Harvard University to honor its alumnus. The statue was authorized by Congress (45 Stat, 689), It was dedicated in 1938. It is located at the center of Ward Circle at the intersection of Massachusetts and Nebraska Avenues, N.W,

Dedicated 1938
Leonard Crunelle, sculptor



Massachusetts and Nebraska Avenues, NW