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John Michael Rysbrack (1694-1770), Sculptor

Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist associated with 16 portraits
Rysbrack arrived in England from Antwerp in 1720. Before this time, there was little demand for portraits sculpted from life: most sculpture was commissioned for funeral monuments. Skilled and confident, Rysbrack achieved almost instant success. In a lengthy career, his output included busts of sitters such as Alexander Pope and George II, statues from history and modern life, decorative sculpture and monuments.

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4156

King George I

by John Michael Rysbrack
terracotta bust, circa 1720-1735
On display in Room 11 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4156

2081

Sir Isaac Newton

possibly after John Michael Rysbrack
iron cast of death-mask, after 1727
NPG 2081

2005

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough

studio of John Michael Rysbrack
marble bust, circa 1730
On display in Room 8 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2005

5854

Alexander Pope

by John Michael Rysbrack
marble bust, 1730
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5854

2126

Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford

by John Michael Rysbrack
terracotta bust, 1738
On display in Room 11 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2126

D14100

Margaret Cavendish Bentinck (née Harley), Duchess of Portland

by George Vertue, after John Michael Rysbrack
line engraving, 1727
NPG D14100

D27537

James Stanhope, 1st Earl Stanhope

after John Michael Rysbrack
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D27537

D13121

Monument to Sir Isaac Newton in Westminster Abbey

by B. Cole, after William Kent, and after John Michael Rysbrack
line engraving, 1731 or after
NPG D13121

D3726

Sir Isaac Newton

by John Faber Jr, after John Michael Rysbrack
mezzotint, (circa 1733)
NPG D3726

D27835

Arthur Johnston

by Gerard Vandergucht, after John Michael Rysbrack
line engraving, 1740
NPG D27835

D27836

Arthur Johnston

by George Vertue, after John Michael Rysbrack
line engraving, 1740
NPG D27836

D11014

Nicholas Rowe

by George Vertue, after John Michael Rysbrack
line engraving, published 1747
NPG D11014

D27314

Nicholas Rowe

by Jean Marie Delattre, after John Michael Rysbrack
line engraving, published 1779
NPG D27314

D2920

Inigo Jones

by Charles Frederick Carter, after John Michael Rysbrack
bronze medal, 1849
NPG D2920

D19227

Alexander Pope

by Marino or Mariano Bovi (Bova), published by Mrs Brown, after J. Brown, after John Michael Rysbrack
stipple engraving, published February 1788
NPG D19227

D1170

Margaret Cavendish Bentinck (née Harley), Duchess of Portland

by George Perfect Harding, after John Michael Rysbrack
pencil, 1802-1853
NPG D1170

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