Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Collectors and Sculptors Studios in the 17th Century

 
 
Some Collectors Rooms and Sculptors Studios in the 17th Century.
 
Continuing the theme of showing Sculpture illustrated in paintings and engravings
17th and 18th Centuries.
Predominantly Northern European.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adriaen van Gaesbeeck (1621 - 50).
painted between 1640 and 1650
Oil on Board.
100 x 76 cms
 
Photograph Rijksmuseum
 
 
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David Bailly (1584 - 1657).
Self Portrait with Vanitas Symbols
Oil on Board
65 x 97.5 cms
1651
 
Museum de Lakenhal, Leiden, Holland
 
 

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Charles I - Bronze Bust Fanelli. Some Notes.

 
Charles I .
Unique Bronze Bust
24.2 cms tall. 
Attributed to Francesco Fanelli (1590 - 1653).
(ffrancisco the one eyed Italian).
Sculptor to the King
c. 1635
Victoria and Albert Museum
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Provenance Mrs Marjorie Ionides Bought with the assistance of the National Art Fund
Photographs Victoria and Albert Museum
 
For more on Fanelli by Dr Charles Avery see -
 
 
There is / was a bronze bust at Welbeck Abbey signed by Fanelli -
Franciscus Finellius Florentinus f. sculpt Magn. Brit Regis 1640.

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Charles I and Henrietta Maria
Quadrangle St Johns College Oxford
Presented by Archbishop Laud
Cost £400

This pair of statues have been traditionally ascribed to Fanelli but are probably by Le Sueur
 
Oxford - King Charles and Queen Henrietta Maria
 
 
 
 
Oxford - King Charles and Queen Henrietta Maria
 
 
 


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Charles VI.
Holy Roman Emperor
After Johan Daniel Priessler (1666 - 1737).
 
 
 
Engraving by Johann Georg Pintz
 
 
 
Continuing the theme of portrait busts and sculpture and sculpture depicted in paintings and engravings

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Portraits by William Dobson

 
 
Portraits by William Dobson (1611 - 46)
 
Continuing the theme of Sculpture in Paintings and Engravings.
 
 
 
Portrait of a man - possibly a self portrait.
Image Courtesy Philip Mould Historical Portraits.
 
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William Lawes
 
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Endymion Porter
 
 
Endymion Porter
Painted 1642 - 5.
Oil on canvas
149 x 127 cms
Tate Britain
 
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Probably Sir Thomas Aylesbury, Bt
 
Probably Sir Thomas Aylesbury
c 1642
Oil on Canvas
125.5 x 99 cms.
 
National Portrait Gallery
 
Sir Edward Walker (1612–1677)
 
 
Sir Edward Walker (1612 - 77).
Oil on Canvas 114 x 89 cms.
 
 
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
 
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Richard Neville
 
 
Richard Nevill
c. 1643
Oil on Canvas
114 x 91.4 cms
 
National Portrait Gallery.
 
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William Dobson, by Josias English, published by  Thomas Rowlett, after  William Dobson, circa 1646-1649 - NPG D2277 - © National Portrait Gallery, London
 
 
William Dobson
by Josias English
Etching c 1646 - 49.
National Portrait Gallery

Thursday, 3 August 2017

George Holmes - Keeper of the Tower of London

  
 
George Holmes
Keeper of the Tower of London.
Engraving by George Vertue
1749.
 
Included in the blog as another example in the series of posts of busts depicted in 18th Century engravings.
 
 
 
 
 
The Cartouche shows the Record Office in the Tower of London.
 
Engraved by George Vertue for the Society of Antiquaries 1749.
 
Crop below showing the bust of a bearded philosopher
 
 
 

Friday, 21 July 2017

Engraved Portrait Bust of Robert Herrick

 
Bust of Robert Herrick
in the Garden of the Hesperides.
1648.
 
 
 
Sculptured bust of Robert Herrick on a pedestal with inscription; the garden of the Hesperides in the background; above, putti with wreaths; to the right, Pegasus on Mount Helicon; frontispiece to Herrick's 'Hesperides' (1648).  Engraving
 
Frontispiece from Herrick's Hesperides - 1649.
Engraving by William Marshall
161 x 95 mm
 
British Museum.
 
Continuing the theme of engraved Portraits depicted as sculpted busts.
 
 
 
 
Image result for Hesperides print
 
 
This image courtesy Sotheby's

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Sir John Hawkwood & Niccolo da Tolentino

 
Sir John Hawkwood d.1394.
by Paulo Uccello
1436.
in the Duomo, Florence
 
 
 
Sir John Hawkwood
1436
English Mercenary
Fresco mounted on canvas
820 x 515 cms.
 
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Niccolo da Tolentino
by Andrea del Castagno (1423 - 57)
1456
 
 
 
 
Niccolo da Tolentino
by Andrea del Castagno
1456
Fresco
 
833 x 512 cms