Shakespeare - Item #108
Patina Options and Material Information
Each and every piece is custom finished. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.
Most reproductions are hand-cast in Gypsum reinforced with polymer, glass fiber, burlap and/or metal rods for extra strength.
Here are examples of the patina options:
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