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Shakespeare - Item #108

$ 280.00

shakespeare-flat-white

 

16 Inches High

This piece is a reduction of the original. 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, with designer William Kent, the memorial to 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