French Sculpture Census

photo credit : 2009 President and Fellows of Harvard College
artist © : public domain

after
ROUBILIAC or ROUBILLAC, Louis-François
Lyon, Rhône 1695 - London, UK 1762

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

c. 1758
metal (lead)

statuette
10 3/8 x 7 15/16 x 5 1/2; on base, 11 3/4 x 9 7/16 x 5 1/2
back of base, graphite: By / Louis François Roubiliac [sic] / 1695-1762

Acc. No. : 1943.1392
Credit Line : Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, 1943.1392

Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard Art Museums

www.harvardartmuseums.org

Provenance

  • Henry Willett, purchased from the artist's descendants?, Sold to Rathbone?
  • 1910, London, Frederick Rathbone, sold to
  • Grenville Lindall Winthrop, for £18 10s
  • 1943, bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop to Fogg Art Museum

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, January 23, 2013

Related Works

Wikipedia, January 25, 2013:
The bust of Shakespeare, known as the Davenant bust, belonging to the Garrick Club, is attributed to Roubillac.
The statue of Shakespeare, commissioned to Roubillac by David Garrick and given to the English nation by Garrick, is at the British Museum.