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
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