First Previous 2 OF 12 NextLast

John Michael Rysbrack

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

John Michael Rysbrack, by John Vanderbank, circa 1728 - NPG 1802 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

John Michael Rysbrack

by John Vanderbank
oil on canvas, circa 1728
49 1/2 in. x 39 1/2 in. (1257 mm x 1003 mm)
Purchased, 1918
Primary Collection
NPG 1802


Click on the links below to find out more:

Sitterback to top

  • John Michael Rysbrack (1694-1770), Sculptor. Sitter in 7 portraits, Artist associated with 16 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • John Vanderbank (1694-1739), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 95 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

This portraitback to top

Here, Rysbrack is surrounded by classical sculpture; pausing from his work, he holds dividers and a scroll of paper. 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).

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D18928: John Michael Rysbrack (source portrait)
  • NPG D4144: John Michael Rysbrack (source portrait)
  • NPG D39967: John Michael Rysbrack (source portrait)
  • NPG D39968: John Michael Rysbrack (source portrait)

Linked publicationsback to top