Bronze sculpture of Shakespeare

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Date:1963 - 1964 (c.)

Description:This bronze statue was designed for the entrance foyer of the Shakespeare Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon, the building being formally opened in conjunction with the Quatercentenary Celebrations in 1964. It is one of a number of artworks commissioned by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust for the building, a project that employed some of the leading artists of the time.

The sculptor Douglas Wain-Hobson, (1918-2001) left Shakespeare's eyes blank with the intention that the viewer could imagine the details of how the poet would look.

Identity number SBT 2002-18

On display Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon


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1750s
Carved Bust of Shakespeare - left-hand side
Carved Bust of Shakespeare - left-hand side

This mulberry-wood carving appears to have been copied from the Holy Trinity Church ...

1790s
Plaster model of 'Shakespeare Asleep under the Crab Tree' - lid open
Plaster model of 'Shakespeare Asleep under the Crab Tree' - lid open

A bas-relief plaster model showing Shakespeare asleep under a crab-apple tree at ...

1810s
Copy of Shakespeare Monument Bust from Holy Trinity Church  - front
Copy of Shakespeare Monument Bust from Holy Trinity Church - front

This plaster-cast copy was made from the bust which forms part of the monument in ...

1840s
Bronze statue of Shakespeare
Bronze statue of Shakespeare

Made in the nineteenth-century by Eugene Cornu This French artist essentially ...

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Image courtesy of: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust - Museum

Donor ref:SBT 2002-18 (16/10008)

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