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Figurine of William Shakespeare.

Derby, England, between 1790 and 1805.
Physical Description:
1 figurine : soft-paste porcelain, slip-cast in sections and painted in enamels ; 28 cm high, 13 cm wide, 9 cm deep
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Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Neale Albert, Yale JD 1961, and Margaret Albert
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Three-Dimensional Artifacts
"The Derby factory probably took manufacturing moulds from a plaster model obtained from one of the London plaster shops. The Derby factory first made this model with a plain square base. As fashions changed, the base was replaced with an elaborately scrolled Rococo one, and in the 1780s, with the octagonal fluted slab used here. Such figures would probably have been used as library or mantlepiece ornaments."--Victoria & Albert Museum (CIRC.1133-1924).
Figurine of William Shakespeare based on the life-size white marble statue by Peter Scheemakers in the monument designed by William Kent and erected in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey in 1740. Shakespeare is shown pointing to a scroll inscribed with lines spoken by Prospero in Act IV of The Tempest.
Subject Terms:
Poets' Corner (Westminster Abbey)
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Portraits.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Tempest.
Ceramic (material)
Porcelain (material)
Scheemakers, Peter Gaspar, 1691-1781.

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