Copy of Shakespeare Monument Bust from Holy Trinity Church - front

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Date:1814

Description:This plaster-cast copy was made from the bust which forms part of the monument in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, where Shakespeare is buried.

The monument was presumably commissioned by a surviving member, or members, of Shakespeare's family and so can be regarded as a reasonably accurate representation of what he looked like. It is a representation from which many other depictions have been derived.

Copied in 1814, from the original by Gheerart Janssen c. 1623

Identity number SBT 1868-3/280

On display Shakespeare's Birthplace Visitor 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 ...

1840s
Bronze statue of Shakespeare
Bronze statue of Shakespeare

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

1960s
Bronze sculpture of Shakespeare
Bronze sculpture of Shakespeare

This bronze statue was designed for the entrance foyer of the Shakespeare Centre ...

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Image courtesy of: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust - Museum

Donor ref:SBT 1999-2 (16/9978)

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