Handcrafted in his workshop in Bath, England, Timothy Richard’s world famous plaster models of celebrated architecture — and now historical figures — are re-created in precise detail. Born during the reign of Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon." There are a series of details around the base associated with the playwright and his works, including quill and ink, scrolls and books, the Greek masks of comedy and tragedy, a crown, the famous Hamlet skull, and Romeo and Juliet's Capulet Rose and Montague Swords. Etched with "To Thine Own Self Be True." 2 1/2"W x 1 1/2"D x 4 3/4"H.