Competition for the design of a memorial to Shakespeare

Scope and Content

This file documents the competition for the design of a memorial monument to Shakespeare in Park Crescent, London, launched in May 1908. The competition was open to English-speaking sculptors and architects from around the world and submission of designs for the first round of the competition was invited by January 1909.

The file includes the official call for submission of designs, stating regulations for the competitions and the Committee of Selection and encloses a plan of the Park Crescent site. Also included are working drafts with the suggested conditions for the competition and a pencil sketch representing the proposed architectural memorial (the author of such sketch is not specified).

Conditions Governing Access

Open