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Shakespeare - Item #108

$ 280.00

shakespeare-flat-white

 

16 Inches High

In 1743 after receiving the bequest by Dr. Claudius Gilbert, the Vice-Provost, Trinity College began the project of lining the Long Room of the library with busts of exemplary men in history. The College began by commissioning Peter Scheemakers (1691-1781) to create 14 busts, one of which would be this sculpture of William Shakespeare. Scheemakers also created the bust of Shakespeare in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey.

 

Artist: Peter Scheemakers

Museum: Trinity College Library, Dublin

Time Period: Modern, mid-eighteenth century

1911 Catalog ID # - 6011