OOS Sculpture

Shakespeare

2020 / Gary Lee Price / Cincinnati

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A life-size portrayal of William Shakespeare seated on a bench, crafted from bronze. Shakespeare is seated with one arm stretched across the back of the bench and the other holding a rolled-up document. The bench includes representations of the classic comedy and tragedy masks on either end and a crown hanging on one of its arms. It also features carving/relief decorative elements, and miniature pieces on the back and side, including several figures (possibly fairies) and musical instruments (including a lute).
The artist's signature and copyright date are carved into the end of the bench, next to where Shakespeare is seated.

The sculpture was purchased from the estate sale of a private collector in Clermont County, OH in 2020, with funds provided by the Clifton Community Fund. The Clifton Business Association accepted the work and responsibility for its maintenance, and it was installed in its present location.

Location: outdoor seating area next to Graeter's Ice Cream, NW corner of Telford St & Ludlow Ave | Previous Location: private collection (Clermont County, OH)

County

: Hamilton

Citation

: Gary Lee Price, “Shakespeare,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed September 26, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1986.

Title

Shakespeare

Description

A life-size portrayal of William Shakespeare seated on a bench, crafted from bronze. Shakespeare is seated with one arm stretched across the back of the bench and the other holding a rolled-up document. The bench includes representations of the classic comedy and tragedy masks on either end and a crown hanging on one of its arms. It also features carving/relief decorative elements, and miniature pieces on the back and side, including several figures (possibly fairies) and musical instruments (including a lute).
The artist's signature and copyright date are carved into the end of the bench, next to where Shakespeare is seated.

The sculpture was purchased from the estate sale of a private collector in Clermont County, OH in 2020, with funds provided by the Clifton Community Fund. The Clifton Business Association accepted the work and responsibility for its maintenance, and it was installed in its present location.

Creator

Date

2020

Source


https://www.cliftoncommunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Fall-2020.pdf

Holt, L. (2020). Shakespeare bench: New art for Clifton! Clifton Chronicle, 23(3), 16.
https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/11/25/new-art-in-clifton-honors-shakespeare-ludlow-garag.html

Holthaus, D. (2020, November 25). ODE ON THE BARD: New art in Clifton pays homage to Shakespeare, Ludlow Garage. Cincinnati Business Courier.

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

1986

Location City

Location County

Location Previous

private collection (Clermont County, OH)

Provider Qualifier

Funded by

Provider Entity

Clifton Community Fund

Location Street

NW corner of Telford St & Ludlow Ave

Location Type

Media Sculpture Height

53 inches

Media Sculpture Width

74 inches

Media Sculpture Depth

42 inches

Installation Date

2020

Creation Date

2003

Materials