Isaac Ware

1 portrait on display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery

Isaac Ware, after Louis François Roubiliac, (circa 1741) - NPG 4982 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Isaac Ware

after Louis François Roubiliac
marble bust, (circa 1741)
19 7/8 in. (505 mm) high
Purchased with help from The Art Fund, 1974
Primary Collection
NPG 4982


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  • Isaac Ware (1704?-1766), Architect. Sitter in 2 portraits.

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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).

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