Glass paste Intaglio
["Glass / Cameo / portrait / of W S" (accompanying note)]
The M.H. Spielmann Collection; given to the Garrick Club by Lincoln Kirstein, 1983
Ashton (with the help of Gertrud Seidmann), "The M H Spielmann Collection of Shakespeare Portraits." c.1982. Unpublished manuscript in the Garrick Club Library, Garrick Club Box 4, No.35
A bust of Shakespeare in profile looking to right, carved into transparent glass. Shakespeare has a ponted nose, a fine ruff and smart doublet. To the right can be seen a lyre and dagger, with s sprig of laurel to left and pipes and a mask below. The intaglio is sophiticated and accomplished.