Tuesday 10 November 2015

The Rysbrack Statuettes of Rubens, van Dyck and du Quesnoy, Part 8. Engraved sources du Quesnoy.

Some sources for the bust and Statuette by Michael Rysbrack 
of Francois du Quesnoy - called il Fiammingo (1594 - 1643).
Francois du Quesnoy called Francesco Fiamingo
Oil on Canvas
 49.7 x 65 cm.
Accademia di San Luca, Rome
This the probable source of the following engravings.
Engraving from Teutsche Academie der Bau-, Bild- und Mahlerey-Künste 
Joachim von Sandrart, Nürnberg
1675 / 1679 / 1680


Francois Du Quesnoy.

Engraving by Claude Randon, 1660 - 80,
155mm x 116 mm,
British Museum
I am including the following engravings which were published after the creation of Rysbrack's  busts and statuettes to show the continued afterlife of images of the sculptor.

Francois du Quesnoy
after Bellori (1630 - 96).
Engraved Benedetto Eredi,
pub. Hugford Florence,
1769 - 75
176 mm x 129 mm.
Francois du Quesnoy - il Fiammingo.
Anon. Engraving.
After the original by van Dyck. 
Presumed to be du Quesnoy now in the Musees Royaux des Beaux Arts, Brussels.
There appears to be some doubt as to the identity of the sitter
The British Museum suggest 17th century
 233 x 189 mm.
British Museum.
 For the original oil by van Dyck now in the Ryal Museum of Fine Art in Brussels, Belgium.
Francois du Quesnoy
after the original by Anthony van Dyck
Pieter van Bleek (1700 - 64).
Worked in London from 1723 until his death.
 354 mm ×  245 mm
Another disputed image of du Quesnoy after an original by Chatrles le Brun.
Later prints lettered below the image 'Done from a Picture in the Collection of the Right Honble, the Earl of Besborough. / Le Brun Pinxt. / Robt. Sayer Excudit /
W,, Pether fecit / London Printed for Robt,, Sayer May & Printseller, No. 53, Fleet Street.
The original is now in the Residenz Gallerie, Salzburg'. 503 x 354 mm.
Ivory relief believed to be Francois du Quesnoy.
 Signed lower left: "G.VDR"
15 x 10cms
Gaspar van der Hagen.
Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, Conn.
I include this relief here for comparison with the engraved images of du Quesnoy. There are several  ivory reliefs with a similar monogram. Van der Hagen worked with Michael Rysbrack from 1743 until about 1767.
see also blog entry for 7 November 2015.

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