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A fine Parian bust of William Shakespeare by Copeland after an original by Raffaele Monti, made for the Crystal Palace Art Union. Separate socle. Impressed Marks: Copeland, Pub March 1 1861, Crystal Palace Art Union, R Monti sc.
This bust is illustrated in The Parian Phenomenon page 184 fig 609 and in Robert Copeland’s book “Parian - Copeland’s Statuary Porcelain” pages 227 fig B73.
Height 34cm (13½“)
Excellent. Some tiny frits to the base.