3 of 35 portraits on display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
after Louis François Roubiliac
marble bust, (circa 1741)
19 7/8 in. (505 mm) high
Purchased with help from The Art Fund, 1974
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Artistback to top
- Louis François Roubiliac (1702-1762), Sculptor. Artist associated with 13 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
This portraitback to top
The engraver, George Vertue, saw a bust of 'Mr Isaac Ware Architect' in Roubiliac's studio in 1741, one of several which he described as 'very exact Imitations of Nature'. However, it now seems likely that this bust is a copy, probably of the one seen by Vertue, rather than the original. 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).
Linked publicationsback to top
- Kerslake, John, Early Georgian Portraits, 1977, p. 294
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 642