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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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1802

John Michael Rysbrack

by John Vanderbank
oil on canvas, circa 1728
On display on Floor 2: Turning Heads at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 1802

1384

'A Conversation of Virtuosis...at the Kings Arms'

by Gawen Hamilton
oil on canvas, 1735
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1384

D4144

John Michael Rysbrack

by John Faber Jr, after John Vanderbank
mezzotint, 1734 (1728)
NPG D4144

D18928

John Michael Rysbrack

by John Faber Jr, after John Vanderbank
mezzotint, 1734 (1728)
NPG D18928

D21338

John Michael Rysbrack

after Unknown artist
woodcut, after 1770
NPG D21338

D39967

John Michael Rysbrack

by and sold by John Faber Jr, after John Vanderbank
mezzotint, 1734 (1728)
NPG D39967

D39968

John Michael Rysbrack

by and sold by John Faber Jr, after John Vanderbank
mezzotint, 1734 (1728)
NPG D39968