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Antiques Roadshow?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0323  Wednesday, 19 February 2003

From:           Michael Best <
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Date:           Tuesday, 18 Feb 2003 16:01:51 -0800
Subject:        Antiques Roadshow?

My colleagues and I are trying to establish the provenance of a colored
plaster-cast of a Shakespeare bust presumably modeled on the Shakespeare
monument at Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon.  It was originally
purchased by a Mr. G.H.B. Franklin, and brought by him to Canada
probably between 1900 and 1910.  His son, Bernard George Franklin died
this year; he bequeathed the bust to our Department at the University of
Victoria.

The bust stands 14" high, and measures 10 1/2" by 9" at the base.  It
measures 23" around the cranium (from the middle of the forehead). It is
in quite good condition given its age. I have posted images of the bust
at this address:

    http://web.uvic.ca/shakespeare/Annex/Cafeteria/bust.html

Please send any information (off-list) to Dr. David Thatcher,
<
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age, the sculptor, and (for insurance purposes) any possible value.

Thanks--
Michael Best
Coordinating Editor, Internet Shakespeare Editions
<http://www.uvic.ca/shakespeare>

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