|Česká Händelova společnost / The Czech Handel Society|
A Bust of George Frideric Handel by the Sculptor Petr Novák
On 14 July 2001 the Czech Handel Society commissioned the sculptor Petr Novák (b. 1957) from Jaroměř, East Bohemia in the Czech Republic, to make a plaster bust of George Frideric Handel. Petr Novák worked on the clay model in February and March 2002, the casts were made by the stonemason Josef Šraibr. The bust was dispatched from Josef Šraibr's workshop at Jaroměř on 25 April 2002, totalling five originals and one replica. These objets d'art are toned plaster casts, 66.5 cm in height. The likeness of the composer was modelled on authentic plastic and pictorial items preserved from his lifetime.
Owners of the particular copies are:
Due to a continuing interest in the bust it was necessary to launch, in the spring of 2004, the production of bronze casts.