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 Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham West Midlands B3 3DH 0121 348 8000 www.birminghammuseums.org.uk

Entry details

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