Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue
John Michael Rysbrack (1694-1770), Sculptor
On a visit shortly before the sitter's death, Charles Rogers described him as ‘... of a middle Stature, fleshy, but not fat; towards the latter part of his life his head was considerably bowed down to his breast, & he was rendered very unwieldy by his dropsical disorder'. 
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1) M. I. Webb, Michael Rysbrack Sculptor, 1954, p 191, citing Prints in Imitation of Drawings, 1778.
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.