William Shakespeare by John Michael Rysbrack

Portrait bust of William Shakespeare.

Details

Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
58 cm
Art Fund grant:
£25,000 ( Total: £307,260; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
1988

On a marble socle with traces of a painted inscription 'Genio loci'. Signed and dated.

Provenance

Commissioned by James West, Secretary to the Treasury, for Alscot Park, Warwickshire.

Venue details

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Chamberlain Square, BIRMINGHAM West Midlands B3 3DH 0121 303 1966 www.bmag.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

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Fri, 10.30am – 5pm
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