Wednesday 11 November 2015

The Rysbrack Statuettes of Rubens, van Dyck and du Quesnoy, Part 11. The Terracotta bust of Francois du Quesnoy.

The Life Size Terracotta bust of Francois du Quesnoy
By Michael Rysbrack,
Signed and dated Mich. Rysbrack. 1743.
61.5 x 51.3 cms.
now in the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada.
Photograph of the Terracotta bust of Il Fiammingo - Francois du Quesnoy
by Michael Rysbrack -
photograph from Michael Rysbrack by M. Webb.
pub. Country Life 1954.
With London art dealer Gerald Kerin of Mount Street
(ceased business 1970), now at the Royal Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
Reproduced below are scans from the Burlington Magazine October 1963

From the files of the Royal Ontario Museums, Toronto.
I have requested good photographs from them and hopefully will receive and be able to post them in due course.

Francois du Quesnoy
Gaspar van der Hagen
Ivory relief.
Signed lower left: "G.VDR"
15 x 10cms.
Yale Centre for British Art.

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