Scheemakers Monument of Shakespeare and it Variants and afterlife.
How it relates to the Rysbrack Statuettes of Rubens, van Dyck and du Quesnoy.
For a great deal more on the 18th Century portrait Sculpture of Shakespeare see my parallel blog
The Kirkleatham Bronzed, Plaster Statuette of William Shakespeare,
after Peter Scheemakers
by John Cheere Supplied to Kirkleatham in 1749.
Height 19.5 inches.
Superb quality - almost certainly a first generation cast from an original terracotta.
Image Supplied Courtesy York Museums Trust.
Shakespeare after Scheemakers
Musee de Beaux Arts Brussels, Belgium
Height 51.1 cms.
Bronzed Plaster Statuette of Shakespeare after Scheemakers at Ham House
Probably by John Cheere,
Supplied along with two other statuettes of Milton and Spenser in 1759.
Height 20.5 inches.
Photograph courtesy National Trust.
late 18th Century.
Height 38 cms.
Shakespeare and Milton
by Wood and Caldwell.