Tiffany & Co.
Bronze bust of William Shakespeare (1564-1616), renowned English poet, playwright and actor, regarded by many as the greatest dramatist of all time. This bronze bust shows Shakespeare with his head turned slightly to the left, hair brushed back, bearded, wearing tassels at the collar and a cloak over the right shoulder. It is a copy of the original sculpture by John Cheere, a white marble version of which King George IV acquired to place in the Grand Corridor at Windsor Castle. In the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries, Tiffany & Co. produced this and other bronze reproduction sculptures of such prominent figures as Washington, Lincoln and Beethoven, available in a variety of sizes and prices.
Gift of Mrs. William B. Linn
General Collection, Museum Collection, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
Late 19th - early 20th century