Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Bust of George II by Michael Rysbrack - Royal Collection.

The Marble Bust of George II
Michael Rysbrack.
in the Royal Collection.
Height 81.8cms
Photographs courtesy -
Royal Collection Trust / © HM Queen Elizabeth II 2016.
Currently in St Georges Hall Windsor Castle.
According to the antiquarian, George Vertue, the King sat twice for this bust at Kensington Palace. It was commissioned by the King himself to place above the chimney piece in his library at Kensington Palace.
A terracotta signed and dated 1758 - almost certainly the model for this bust is at Durham University.
Provenance -
Presented to the Prince Regent Mrs. Lloyd in June 1817, originally on the Grand Staircase of Carlton House

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