Jester Statue

Jester Statue – Stratford-upon-Avon, England

The Jester is a figurative full length sculpture representing a jester in active stance, located at the top of Henley Street, at junction with Windsor Street in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, England. The Jester holds a poll (a small head on a stick) with the mask of comedy balanced on his left, upraised hand. His right hand is behind his back concealing a poll with a mask of tragedy. James Butler was approached by Anthony Bird, a member of a local family that now owns a multi-national company, after an aborted competition that produced "Nothing of interest". Butler first decided upon…