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.
by George Vertue, after John Michael Rysbrack
line engraving, 1727
by George Perfect Harding, after John Michael Rysbrack