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A Copeland Parian bust of Miranda on a separate socle base which is attached by a brass nut and washer. The back of the bust is marked with the name 'MIRANDA' and 'W C MARSHALL SCULPT' and 'COPELAND'. These socle base is marked 'Crystal Palace Art Union'. Height 27 cm (10.6").
This is bust of Miranda was commissioned by the Crystal Palace Art Union from Copeland in 1859. Miranda was the daughter of Prospero in William Shakespeare's Tempest.
Condition. This bust is in very good condition with only one small loss to the tip of one of the seaweed strands in Miranda's hair and a very small chip to the top of the socle where it meets the bust.