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Bust of William Shakespeare

ca. 1820
19th c
9 1/2 in. x 6 3/4 in. x 3 1/2 in. (24.13 cm x 17.15 cm x 8.89 cm)

Staffordshire, England, English, b. mid 17th Century

Object Type: Ceramic
Creation Place: Europe, England, Staffordshire
Medium and Support: Earthenware with enamel decoration
Credit Line: Gift of the Estate of Dr. and Mrs. Leslie Dornfeld
Accession Number: 2005.101

This quarter-length portrait of playright William Shakespeare may have been based on a prototype modeled by Staffordshire potter Enoch Wood (1759 - 1840).

2007: Kitty Rosenbaum Gallery, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California
2003 - 2004: "Clay Bodies: Staffordshire Figurative Ceramics from the Collection of Dr. & Mrs. Leslie Dornfeld," October 4, 2003 - April 4, 2004, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California

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Representational Earthenware sculpture

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  • H: 9 1/2; W: 6 3/4; D: 3 1/2 inches Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. (24.13 x 17.15 x 8.89 cm)

Provenance History
  • Owner Name: Dr. and Mrs. Leslie Dornfeld
    Role: collectors
    Place: Los Angeles, California
    Dates: March 27, 1990, 2005

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