Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue
Martin Folkes (1690-1754), Antiquary
Medals by Dassier, 1740,  and by an unknown artist, 1742,  are in the British Museum [Editor's note, 2013: that by Dassier is also in the National Portrait Gallery]. A wax medallion attributed to Tassie is in the Württembergisches Landesmuseum, Stuttgart. 
1) Prince Frederick Duleep Singh, Portraits in Norfolk Houses, edited E. Farrer , I, p 245 (11), then property of Sir William Browne ffolkes.
2) Ibid, (10).
3) Exhibited 'British Portraits', 1956-57 (171), also 'Painting and Sculpture in England 1700-1750', Liverpool, 1958 (47); K. A. Esdaile, The Life and Works of Louis François Roubiliac, 1928, pp 90-91; M. I. Webb, Michael Rysbrack Sculptor, 1954, p 805.
4) M. Whinney, Sculpture in Britain 1530-1830, 1964, pl.115a.
5) Marc Girouard, 'Hogarth and His Friends', Country Life, CXXXIX, 1966, p 189.
6) British Museum, Medallic Illustrations of the History of Great Britain and Ireland, compiled F. Hawkins and others, II, p 558.
7) Ibid, p 571.
8) R. E. Raspe, A Descriptive Catalogue of a General Collection ... by James Tassie, 1791, II, p 741 (14183).
This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.