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Figure of Shakespeare
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Figure of Shakespeare


Description Provenance Credit
Description This figure was modeled after the statue of 1741 by Peter Scheemaeckers (1691-1781) which is in the Poet's Corner at Westminster Abbey. Other historical figures produced by Derby include Milton, William Pitt, and George III.
Provenance George Robinson Harding, London [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1911, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1911

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Period
ca. 1758-1765
Medium
gilt on soft paste porcelain
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.850
Measurements
H: 11 7/16 × W: 6 5/8 × D: 4 5/8 in. (29.1 × 16.76 × 11.68 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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