Born during the reign of Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright. He is often called England’s national poet, and the “Bard of Avon”
Based on the many illustrations of the time, this bust was sculpted at our workshop in Bath. The perfect gift for any Shakespeare aficionado.
Around the Base
There are a series of details around the base associated with Shakespeare and his works. For this bust they have included quill and ink, scrolls and books, the Greek masks of comedy and tragedy, a crown, the famous Hamlet skull, the Capulet Rose and Montague Swords from Romeo and Juliet. The etch around the base reads “TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE” from Act 1, scene 3 of Hamlet when Polonius’s gives his final piece of advice to his son Laertes, who is in a hurry to get on the next boat to Paris.
Height 12cm (about 5 inches)