Shakespeare in stained glass at the State Library

Always a treat to see the #ShakespeareWindow up the top level of the @state_library_victoria dome – apparently one of the earliest made in Melbs, in 1862. And quite a survivor, taken out of the theatre by impresario #GeorgeCoppin who had commissioned it to go into one house then another, and just in time since the theatre burned down in 1870; and eventually bequeathed to the library in 1960 and restored in 2005 Togo here. (Not sure where it was in between). “It’s based on a sculpture by London-based French sculptor Louis François Roubiliac (1702-1762), commissioned by David Garrick, and now held at the British Library.” So another library connection.

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