Wednesday 11 November 2015

The Rysbrack Statuettes of Rubens, van Dyck and du Quesnoy, Part 10. The Terracotta bust of Rubens.

The Terra cotta Bust of Peter Paul Rubens
by Michael Rysbrack 1743.
The Terracotta bust of Peter Paul Rubens by John Michael Rysbrack.
now with the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
Sold at Christie’s, London, Lot 17, 2 June,1961,
It is almost certainly the bust of Rubens sold as lot 44 - “Models in Terracotta”
Rysbrack sale 26 April 1765.
Signed and dated 1743.

Photograph of the terracotta of Rubens by Rysbrack 
 with the Heim Gallery, Jermyn St, London
no longer in business.
circa 1963.
Another photograph of the terracotta bust of Rubens 
Scanned from the article in the Burlington Magazine of October, 1963.

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