This bust is directly related to the Wedgwood Bust (see V and A version below)
The Wedgwood bust described as Ben Jonson
see Wedgwood bust of Spenser below.
Wedgwood bust .
This bust is loosly related to the bust of Spenser by Scheemakers at Hagley Hall. (see below)
In 1769 the sculptor P. Theodore Park sent a bill to Wedgwood for modeling several statues including Spenser. A second example which had been in the collection of Frederick Rathbone is illustrated in Captain M. H. Grant, The Makers of Black Basalts, London, 1967, pl. XLIV, no. 1.
This suggests that a cast of Spenser after Scheemakers was available in the mid 18th century perhaps adapted by John Cheere.
Half Life Size Marble bust of Edmund Spenser
in the Library at Hagley Hall, Worcestershire.
My post here is primarily concerned with the visual representations of Jonson