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[SHAKESPEARE (William)] A Fine Parian Figure of William Shakespeare modelled after Pieter Sheemakers,  leaning on a pile of books on a pillar, with his left hand pointing to a hanging scroll listing the Tempest, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, and the Winters Tale,  c.1870
13½ ins. 34.5 cm. x 9¾ ins. 24.5 cm. small chip to the edge of the base,
The Shakespeare Memorial in Poets Corner in Westminster Abbey by Pieter Sheemakers is after the design by William Kent, was erected in 1740. An almost identical statue by Sheemakers stands in the Entrance Hall of Wilton House in Wiltshire, was erected in 1743. The Westminster version has a quotation from the Tempest, whereas the Wilton version has a quotation from Macbeth.

Stock ref: 13966