Wednesday, 27 January 2016

A Plaster Bust of Shakespeare with Westenholz

A Plaster Bust of William Shakespeare.
Early to Mid 19th Century.
with dealer Westenholz.

Another loose version of the Scheemakers Trinity College, Dublin Library bust and the bust in the Royal Collection attributed to John Cheere

Perhaps adapted from a  bust by John Cheere but the socle would suggest later and could equally have been cast in the middle of the 19th century, pirated by one of the many Italian manufacturers of plaster replicas who inhabited the Leather Lane area of London.

This is a very similar bust to that currently on the Art Market with dealer Philip Mould.
38.5 cm wide x 23 cm deep x 56 cm high.
The bust illustrated currently with English dealer Westenholz.