William Earl Dodge, Sr. (1805-1883)
Overall: 25 1/2 x 17 x 10 in. ( 64.8 x 43.2 x 25.4 cm )
inscribed: proper right back corner: "J. Q. A. WARD/1888" inscribed: proper left side in distinct: "J. Q. A. Ward"
William Earl Dodge, Sr., was a director of the New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad, and the Delaware and Lackawanna Iron and Coal Company; he was also a philanthropist and an organizer of the Young Men's Christian Association. Ward was commissioned by the New York Chamber of Commerce to make a statue of Dodge, its president; this was cast in bronze and erected in New York in 1885. Ward carved a second version of the subject in marble three years later.
Gift of Mr. D. Stuart Dodge
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