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Louis François Roubiliac

5 of 12 portraits on display on Floor 2: Turning Heads at Beningbrough Hall

Louis François Roubiliac, by Adrien Carpentiers (Carpentière, Charpentière), 1762 - NPG 303 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Louis François Roubiliac

by Adrien Carpentiers (Carpentière, Charpentière)
oil on canvas, 1762
49 1/2 in. x 39 1/2 in. (1257 mm x 1003 mm)
Purchased, 1870
Primary Collection
NPG 303

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This painting presents Roubiliac absorbed in his own creative drama, working on a terracotta of Shakespeare. His shirt, open at neck and wrist, suggest he is gripped by creative inspiration: worldly matters like decorum are forgotten. More detailed information on this portrait is available in a National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue, John Kerslake's Early Georgian Portraits (1977, out of print).

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