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Kemble Inspired by the Genius of Shakespeare
Kemble Inspired by the Genius of Shakespeare
Kemble Inspired by the Genius of Shakespeare

Photo credit: Sir John Soane’s Museum

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A cast from the vase presented to John Phillip Kemble when he retired from the stage on 27th June 1817. The vase, with a tripod stand, was carried out by the goldsmiths Rundell and Bridge. According to J. T. Smith in 'The Life of Nollekens', Vol. II, p.362, this and the companion panel (BR27) were designed by Flaxman and modelled by his pupil, E. H. Baily.

Sir John Soane’s Museum

London


Date

c.1817

Medium

framed, glazed plaster & yellow glass

Measurements

H 22.3 x W 20 x D 2.6 cm

Accession number

BR25

Acquisition method

sent to Sir John Soane by Miss Denman, 1836–1837; later acquired by the Trustees of the Sir John Soane Museum

Work type

Relief

Inscription description

inscribed on bottom of case: KEMBLE inspired by the Genius of SHAKESPEARE. / FLAXMAN


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