Bust of William Shakespeare - Temple of British Worthies, Stowe, Buckinghamshire, UK
Posted by: Dragontree
N 52° 01.780 W 001° 00.819
30U E 636267 N 5766200
Quick Description: This bust of William Shakespeare lies within the Temple of British Worthies in Stowe Landscape Gardens.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/8/2009 1:31:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM65X4
The temple was designed by William Kent in 1734. Each of the 16 niches contain a bust by Rysbrack and Scheemakers.
William Shakespeare is commemorated with the following inscription:
'Whose excellent genius opened to him the whole heart of all the mines of fancy, all the stores of nature and gave him powers beyond all other writers to move, astonish and delight mankind.'
Location Type: Statue/Bust/Portrait
Property Type:: Public
Date of event:: 1734
1 Feb–1 Mar 09 10:30–4 Sat and Sun
4 Mar–1 Nov 09 10:30–5:30 Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat and Sun
7 Nov–31 Jan 10 10:30–4 Sat and Sun
(Standard Admission prices in brackets): £7.15 (£6.50), child £3.65 (£3.30), family £17.95 (£16.30).
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