Roubiliac


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Roubiliac

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Louis-Fran?ois . ?1695--1762, French sculptor: lived chiefly in England: his sculptures include the statue of Handel in Vauxhall Gardens (1737)
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Roubiliac is key here, with his portraits of modern men such as Newton and Garrick.
Michael Rysbrack (1684-1770), Peter Scheemakers (1691-1781), John Cheere (1709-87), Louis Francois Roubiliac (1695-1762) and Thomas Banks (1735-1805)
Coxe in 1799(10) that the Handel harpsichord was given, with some manuscripts and the Roubiliac bust, to that notable Handel enthusiast George III.
In two statuettes by John Cheere, Pope is paired with Shakespeare: the latter's image is a reduction of Scheemaker's celebrated statue in Westminster Abbey, while Pope's head is based on the Roubiliac bust, with his pose a mirror image of Shakespeare's.
Includes works by Degas, Rodin, Giambologna and Roubiliac and new research.
26) This clock was finished by John Pyke, clockmaker to Frederick, Prince of Wales, and its elaborate case included reliefs in silver, based on models by Rysbrack and bronzes representing the seated figures of the four Grand Monarchies modelled by the French London-based sculptor Louis Franqois Roubiliac (1702-62).
Conservation work is ever pressing, none more so than on the 17th-century mirrors with verre eglomise borders at Drumlanrig which recently very nearly imploded--'terrifying indeed'--and on the fabulous Louis-Francois Roubiliac family tombs in the church at Warkton, next to the Boughton estate, whose internal iron supports are badly corroded.
When the Ashmolean example was published in 1938, it was hypothesied that it represented Sophie Roubiliac, daughter of the sculptor Louis-Francois Roubiliac and, significantly, goddaughter of his fellow Hugenot emigre Nicholas Sprimont, proprietor of the Chelsea manufactory.
Works by the finest masters of the English school--the foreigners John Michael Rysbrack (1694-1770), Louis-Francois Roubiliac (1702/5-62) and perhaps Joseph Nollekens (1737-1823)-are highly sought after, especially if they are in good condition, original and unusual.
Nothing in this gallery, however, equals the extraordinary display, in the British galleries, of the bust of Pope after Roubiliac and seven other portrait busts, which has remained unchallenged after five years.