Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of Michael Rysback, the Sculptor 1735c.

John Vanderbank (1694-1739)

Portrait of Michael Rysback, the Sculptor, John Vanderbank
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Oil on canvas
18th Century
35 1/2 x 27 3/4 inches 90.2 x 70.49 cm
 
Provenance:
3ir George Leon, Bt., Christie's, Lord Major's Appeal fund for the Duke of Gloucester's Red Cross and St. John's Fund 12 July 1940, Lot 859 (45 gns. to Stuart Wortley); The Hon. Clare Stuart Wortley; Christie's, 30 October, 1942, Lot 92 (13 g
Rysbrack a leading exponent of the English rococo, who created one of the most famous pieces of public statuary in the first half of the eighteenth century, the statue of Handel that stood at Vauxhall Garden (now Victoria and Albert Museum, London) is an ideal subject for the rapid energetic style of John Vanderbank, here seen at its most witty and penetrating.
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