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Relief - William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
  • William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
    Law, Edward, born 1798 - died 1838
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William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

  • Object:

    Relief

  • Place of origin:

    England, Britain (Made)

  • Date:

    19th century (Made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Law, Edward, born 1798 - died 1838 (Maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wax in giltwood frame

  • Credit Line:

    From the Mary Bate Collection.

  • Museum number:

    A.64-1970

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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This profile relief represents William Shakespeare facing to the left. He has curly hair and a beard and wears a shirt buttoned over a jacket with an incised pattern on the sleeves. This relief is in cream wax on a black glass background.

Physical description

The profile relief, in cream wax on black glass, of Shakespeare is shown facing to the left. He has curly hair and a beard and wears a shirt buttoned over a jacket with an incised pattern on the sleeves. There is a gold inset to the frame.

Place of Origin

England, Britain (Made)

Date

19th century (Made)

Artist/maker

Law, Edward, born 1798 - died 1838 (Maker)

Materials and Techniques

Wax in giltwood frame

Marks and inscriptions

'Modelled by Edward Law / Sculptor / Sheffield'.
'Bought at ? Buxton 1825'.

Dimensions

Height: 25 cm Framed, Width: 23 cm Framed

Object history note

From the Mary Bate collection, ex. loan. 121. Bought from Philip Bate for £120.

Descriptive line

Relief, wax, English, by Edward Law (1798-1838), 19th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Pyke, E.J. A Biographical Dictionary of Wax Modellers, Oxford, 1973, p. 77.

Materials

Wax

Subjects depicted

Shakespeare, William

Categories

Portraits

Collection code

SCP

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