2 of 96 portraits of William Shakespeare
after Gerard Johnson
coloured plaster cast, 1846 (circa 1620)
32 in. x 27 in. (813 mm x 686 mm)
Given by Mrs Charles James Wylie, 1900
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Sitterback to top
- William Shakespeare (1564-1616), Dramatist and poet. Sitter associated with 96 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This is a nineteenth century copy of Shakespeare's monument at Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-Upon-Avon. The original was possibly by Garrat Johnson (or Gheerart Janssen), a Dutch émigré working in Southwark at the time. The copy was made when the original polychrome bust was painted white. Sculptural funerary monuments and memorials increasingly included portraits around this time.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 558
- Strong, Roy, Tudor and Jacobean Portraits, 1969, p. 284