Saturday, 26 August 2017

Design for Houghton by William Kent

Design for Houghton Hall
The Marble Parlour
 William Kent.
Private Collection.

Continuing the theme of Portrait Sculpture illustrated in various mediums in the 17th and 18th Centuries

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Collectors and Sculptors Studios in the 17th Century

Some Collectors Rooms and Sculptors Studios in the 17th Century.
Continuing the theme of showing Sculpture illustrated in paintings and engravings
17th and 18th Centuries.
Predominantly Northern European.
Adriaen van Gaesbeeck (1621 - 50).
painted between 1640 and 1650
Oil on Board.
100 x 76 cms
Photograph Rijksmuseum
David Bailly (1584 - 1657).
Self Portrait with Vanitas Symbols
Oil on Board
65 x 97.5 cms
Museum de Lakenhal, Leiden, Holland

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Charles I - Bronze Bust Fanelli. Some Notes.

Charles I .
Unique Bronze Bust
24.2 cms tall. 
Attributed to Francesco Fanelli (1590 - 1653).
(ffrancisco the one eyed Italian).
Sculptor to the King
c. 1635
Victoria and Albert Museum
Provenance Mrs Marjorie Ionides Bought with the assistance of the National Art Fund
Photographs Victoria and Albert Museum
For more on Fanelli by Dr Charles Avery see -
There is / was a bronze bust at Welbeck Abbey signed by Fanelli -
Franciscus Finellius Florentinus f. sculpt Magn. Brit Regis 1640.

Charles I and Henrietta Maria
Quadrangle St Johns College Oxford
Presented by Archbishop Laud
Cost £400

This pair of statues have been traditionally ascribed to Fanelli but are probably by Le Sueur
Oxford - King Charles and Queen Henrietta Maria
Oxford - King Charles and Queen Henrietta Maria


Charles VI.
Holy Roman Emperor
After Johan Daniel Priessler (1666 - 1737).
Engraving by Johann Georg Pintz
Continuing the theme of portrait busts and sculpture and sculpture depicted in paintings and engravings

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Portraits by William Dobson

Portraits by William Dobson (1611 - 46)
Continuing the theme of Sculpture in Paintings and Engravings.
Portrait of a man - possibly a self portrait.
Image Courtesy Philip Mould Historical Portraits.
William Lawes
Endymion Porter
Endymion Porter
Painted 1642 - 5.
Oil on canvas
149 x 127 cms
Tate Britain
Probably Sir Thomas Aylesbury, Bt
Probably Sir Thomas Aylesbury
c 1642
Oil on Canvas
125.5 x 99 cms.
National Portrait Gallery
Sir Edward Walker (1612–1677)
Sir Edward Walker (1612 - 77).
Oil on Canvas 114 x 89 cms.
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
Richard Neville
Richard Nevill
c. 1643
Oil on Canvas
114 x 91.4 cms
National Portrait Gallery.
William Dobson, by Josias English, published by  Thomas Rowlett, after  William Dobson, circa 1646-1649 - NPG D2277 - © National Portrait Gallery, London
William Dobson
by Josias English
Etching c 1646 - 49.
National Portrait Gallery

Thursday, 3 August 2017

George Holmes - Keeper of the Tower of London

George Holmes
Keeper of the Tower of London.
Engraving by George Vertue
Included in the blog as another example in the series of posts of busts depicted in 18th Century engravings.
The Cartouche shows the Record Office in the Tower of London.
Engraved by George Vertue for the Society of Antiquaries 1749.
Crop below showing the bust of a bearded philosopher