Louis François Roubiliac(1702-1762), Sculptor
Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist associated with 13 portraits
Sculptor. Born in Lyons, he came to London in 1730, making his name with his famous full-length statue of Handel as Apollo, erected in Vauxhall Gardens in 1738 (now in the Victoria and Albert Museum). He was the chief exponent in sculpture of the rococo style in England, and was celebrated for his busts, which show a remarkable feeling for character and are varied in design, full of movement and exquisite in modelling.
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