Friday, 8 July 2016

Busts of William III, George I and George II - all' antica by Rysbrack

The Busts of William III and George I and George II
by Michael Rysbrack.
George I.
Michael Rysbrack.

National Portrait Gallery.








































Terracotta Bust of George I
Michael Rysbrack
all' antica
Bought from dealer Roger Warner of Burford,  in 1960
National Portrait Gallery.


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 Bust of George I
Michael Rysbrack
In the hall at Christ Church Oxford


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Macquette of bust of George I
attributed to Michael Rysbrack.
21.5 cms
Note thumb print.
 Sold Sotheby's 14 July 2010.
Provenance Sotheby's 8 July 1993.



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 Portrait medallion of George I (1660-1727) by David le Marchand (1674-1726); carved in ivory; signature; oval plaque on back.





George I.
David Le Marchand
Ad vivum - from the life.
British Museum.
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Statue of George I
Michael Rysbrack

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.




































Photograph taken in the Squire Law Library, Cambridge
© The Courtauld Institute of Art, London
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Another Terracotta bust of George II.
Michael Rysbrack.

Royal Collection





Busts of George II and Queen Caroline
Michael Rysbrack.
Terracotta
Royal Collection.
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Marble Bust of George II.
Michael Rysbrack
Royal Collection












George II
Michael Rysbrack
1739
Royal Collection.
 This and the bust of Queen Caroline were ordered for Queen Caroline, King George II’s consort and were commissioned for the decoration of the new library at St James's Palace, designed by William Kent.


George Vertue, in his diaries, provides valuable information on the origin of these two marble portrait busts. In 1738 he noted that ‘the KING … sat to [Rysbrack] at Kensington twice. to have his picture modelled in Clay. the likeness much approvd on – and with a good Air. – also a Moddel of the Queen vastly like. Tho’ not done from the life’.
The resulting terracotta models (see above), which are signed and dated 1738, can now be seen at Kensington Palace (RCIN 1411-1412). In 1739 Vertue recorded that ‘two Marble Bustos the one of his present Majesty from a Model done from the life by MrRysbrack – and another busto of the lat Majesty Q. Caroline both were erected in the New Library at St. James, Green Park’.
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Bust of George II
Michael Rysbrack

Victoria and Albert Museum 









George II
Michael Rysbrack
Victoria and Albert Museum
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Ivory Bust of George II.
after Michael Rysbrack by van der Hagen.

Ontario Museum.

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George II.
Joseph Wilton.

Fitzwilliam Museum.


















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Marble Statue of George II
Michael Rysbrack
at Greenwich.




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Marble bust of William III
By Michael Rysbrack


Yale Centre for British Art





















William III
Michael Rysbrack
64.8 x 45.7 x 29.8 cms.
Yale Centre for British Art. New Haven, Conn.
Photographs from -
 




William III
Michael Rysbrack
Bronze
Queens Square, Bristol.


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William III
van Nost
Wrest Park



Statue of William III September 2011










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William III
John Van Nost the Elder
1718.
Portsmouth Naval Dockyard.














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King William III, by Gerard Valck, after  Unknown artist, 1689 or after - NPG D9221 - © National Portrait Gallery, London




William III
Mezzotint
Gerard Valck
After 1689.
348 x 253 Plate Size
© National Portrait Gallery, London.

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King William III, by Jacob Gole, after  William Wissing, late 17th to early 18th century - NPG D31053 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

William III
Mezzotint


Jacob Gole after William Wissing

340 x 242 Paper Size.

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A five Guinea coin showing William III in profile. nb. the prominent hooked nose.
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Bust of William III
Honore Pelle.

Petworth House, National Trust.

The Duke of Somerset paid Pelle £7 in 1724.

Nose restored

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