Socle 11.5 x 23 diam.
“SHOUT” (verso, base of support)
Presented to the Garrick Club by Thomas F. Savany, 1834, or George Raymond, 1835, or John Poole, 1836
Gift 7, 18 or 33
S0030 is a copy of a marble bust at Windsor Castle which relates closely to the documented busts of Shakespeare by Scheemakers. Frederick, Prince of Wales, gave busts of Milton, Spencer, Shakespeare, and Dryden, all by Scheemakers, to Alexander Pope. There are busts of Shakespeare, Locke, Homer, Cicero, and Milton by Scheemakers in Trinity College, Dublin. However, the stamp on the verso of S0030 indicates that the bust was produced by the Shout firm, which was active from 1778 to 1827 and was well known for producing plaster casts. In 1806 they made a series of plaster busts for Lord Bridport's library; Shakespeare would have been included. Another series of busts was provided for Salters's Hall in 1827; they were destroyed in 1940.