Saturday, 24 December 2016

List of the busts in the Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge



List of the busts in the Wren Library, 
Trinity College, 
Cambridge.

From British History online


see - http://www.british-history.ac.uk/rchme/cambs/pp209-244


Busts on the bookcases etc.

(1) Joseph Nollekens, R.A., aged 84, signed 'L. A. Goblet fecit 1821', 
(2) Homer, 
(3) Democritus, 
(4) Demosthenes, 
(5) Socrates, 
(6) Julius Caesar, 
(7) Marcus Aurelius, 
(8) Horace, 
(9) Cicero, 
(10) Marcus Brutus, 
(11) Seneca, 
(12) Virgil, 
(13) Anacreon, 
(14) Plato,
 (15) Shakespeare, 
(16) Hooper; W. side, 
(17) Newton, 
(18) Shakespeare, 
(19) Spenser, 
(20) B. Jonson (Plate 267), 
(21) Beaumont, 
(22) Fletcher, 
(23) Inigo Jones, 
(24) Sydenham, 
(25) Milton,
(26) Dryden, 
(27) Locke, 
(28) Tillotson, 
(29) Addison, 
(30) Pope, 
(31) Porson,
(32) Coleridge. 
(13) and (20) may well be two of those for which Gibbons was paid; they are of wood painted white (see below).










The Pair of Carved Wood busts.

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Busts before the bookcases.

(1) Francis Willoughby (Plate 261), 'L. F. Roubiliac. Sct. 1751'
(2) Sir William Bolland (1772–1840), 'Sievier Sc.', 
(3) Adam Sedgwick, '1860, T. Woolner, Sc. London.',
(4) Anthony Shepherd, 'J. Bacon R.A. Sculpt. 1790', given 1796, 
(5) John Mitchell Kemble, 'T. Woolner. Sc. London., 1865', 
(6) Roger Cotes, 'P. Scheemakers Fecit: 1758', given the same year, 
(7) Arthur Caley, 1821–95, 'Henry Wiles Sc. Cambridge', 
(8) Lord Houghton, 1809–85, by W. W. Story, 
(9) Sir Robert Cotton, Bt. (Plate 261), 'L. F. Roubiliac 1757', given the same year, 
(10) William George Clark, 'T. Woolner Sc. London. 1879', 
(11) Julius Charles Hare, 'T. Woolner, Sc. London, 1861', 
(12) Connop Thirlwall, 1797–1875, 'E. Davis Sc. London', 
(13) Richard Bentley (Plate 261), 'L. F. Roubiliac Sct. 1756', given the same year, 
(14) Joseph John Thomson, 'Derwent Wood R.A. 1923', 
(15) (blank), 
(16) Francis Bacon, 'L. F. Roubiliac Sculpit 1751'; 

West side, 
(17) John Ray (Plate 261), 'L. F. Roubiliac Sct. 1751', 
(18) Alfred Tennyson, 1857, 'T. Woolner, Sc. London.', 
(19) Arthur Henry Hallam, 1811–33, 'F. Chantrey Fecit', 
(20) James Jurin, 'P. Scheemakers Ft. 1766', 
21) Coutts Trotter, 'T. Woolner Sc. London 1888', 
(22) Robert Smith, 'P. Scheemakers Fecit: 1758', given 1758, 
(23) Robert Leslie Ellis, 'T. Woolner. Sc. London. 1867', 
(24) John Ferguson McLennan, 'J. Hutchinson R.S.A. Edinburgh 1892', 
(25) Sir Edward Coke, 'L. F. Roubiliac 1757', given the same year
(26) Johnstone Munro, 'T. Woolner Sc. London 1886', 
(27) William Whewell, 'E. H. Baily, R.A. Sculp. 1851', 
(28) William Clark, by Timothy Butler, London, given 1882, 
(29) Isaac Barrow, signed twice 'L. F. Roubiliac Sct. 1756', given the same year, 
(30) Lord Lyndhurst, 'W. Behnes Sculpt. 1844', given 1876, 
(31) (blank), 
(32) Isaac Newton (Plate 262), 'L. F. Roubiliac Sculpit. 1751'. 

Ray (17) and his pupil Willoughby (1), F. Bacon (16) and Newton (32) flanking the N. and S. doorways respectively were the first to be set up; they have original marble pedestals; most of the rest are on oak pedestals copied from the last. (See also Staircase-pavilion above). 
A terracotta bust of Newton (Plate 262), signed 'M. Rysbrack 1739', has recently been placed near (32); it was at Teddesley Hall, Warwickshire, from 1756 to 1932.


Isaac Newton. Terra-cotta bust, by Rysbrack. 1739.




Isaac Newton. Marble bust, by Roubiliac. 1751.





Charles, 6th Duke of Somerset, 
by Grinling Gibbons 
1689 - 91

Monday, 19 December 2016

Bust of Francis Bacon in the Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge.



The Marble Bust of Francis Bacon
First Baron St Albans 
in the Wren Library, 
Trinity College, Cambridge.
Louis Francois Roubiliac.















Bronze medal.


Francis Bacon
Bronze Medallion by Jean Dassier
Diam 41 mm
British Museum

Silver medal in very low relief. It has a ring for suspension.
Francis Bacon
Silver Medallion
Thomas Bushell
41 mm.
British Museum
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Portrait of Francis Bacon, nearly whole length, wearing hat, ruff, robes, ribbon and medal, and fur-trimmed cloak, seated at a table writing in a book; books and coat of arms in background to right, curtain in background to left; above, laurel wreath with inscription: 'Tertius A' Platone Philosophiæ Princeps'; frontispiece to Bacon's 'Of the Advancement of Learning' (1640) and 'The Historie of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh' (1641). 1640  Engraving

Francis Bacon
Engraving
Frontispiece to Bacon's 'Of the Advancement of Learning' (1640) and 'The Historie of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh' (1641). 
Engraving
William Marshall.
1640
245 x 146 mm
British Museum


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Portrait of Francis Bacon, half length in an oval, wearing ruff, robes, and ribbon; hand resting on a coat of arms; above, a motto, 'Moniti meliora'.  Engraving


Francis Bacon
engraving
Crispijn van der Passe
c. 1617 - 30.
154 x 97 mm

British Museum
Portrait of Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban, HL, wearing hat and ruff, in an oval cartouche; plate reworked Engraving

Francis Bacon
Engraving
Simon van de Passe
182 x 115 mm.
after 1626.
British Museum

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Portrait of Francis Bacon, half length, wearing hat and ruff, and holding a paper; frontispiece to Bacon's 'Natural and Experimental History of Winds' (1653).  Engraving



Francis Bacon
engraving
after Simon de Passe by Thomas Cross.
118 x 70 mm.

1653
British Museum

Portrait of Francis Bacon, half length in an oval, wearing hat, ruff, robes, and ribbon; hand resting on purse with a coat of arms; frontispiece to Francis Bacon's 'The History of the Reign of Henry VII [...]' (London: 1676).  Etching


Francis Bacon
Engraving by Wenceslaus Hollar
after Simon de Passe

 Frontispiece to Francis Bacon's 'The History of the Reign of Henry VII [...]' (London: 1676).
162 x 111 mm.
1676
British Museum

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Portrait, half length in an oval frame, wearing hat, ruff, and fur-lined coat, and holding purse; above, sceptres, coat of arms, and motto 'Moniti meliora'; reproduced in 'Baconiana. Or certain genuine remains of Sr Francis Bacon' (London, J.D. for Richard Chiswell, 1679).  Engraving


Francis Bacon
engraving 
by Frederik Hendrik van Hove
from 'Baconiana. Or certain genuine remains of Sr Francis Bacon' 
(London, J.D. for Richard Chiswell, 1679).
156 x 93 mm
1679
British Museum

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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, probably by Martin Tyroff, after  Simon de Passe, mid 18th century? - NPG D21287 - © National Portrait Gallery, London



Francis Bacon
Late 17th Century
engraving by Tyroff
157 x 98 mm
National Portrait Gallery.

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Portrait, half length in an oval, wearing hat, ruff, robes, ribbon and medallion.  Engraving

Francis Bacon
Engraving
 Michael Vandergucht
175 x 102 mm.
1690 - 1725

British Museum
Portrait of Francis Bacon, three-quarter length; standing to right, looking towards left; wearing a lace ruff, long ornate coat with floral motives, over doublet; holding a folded piece of paper over a table in his left hand, next to the purse of the Grea


Francis Bacon
Frontispiece to Francisci Baconi - Opera Omnia - R Gosling
After Paul van Somer 
engraved by George Vertue.
265 x 200 mm.
1728,
British Museum

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Portrait, directed to left, looking towards the viewer, wearing brocaded doublet trimmed with fur, medal of the George, pointed ruff and tall hat, in an oval frame flanked by mace and purse; after Johnson; state before damage in inscription space.  Mezzotint

Francis Bacon
Mezzotint
Cornelius Johnson (Janssen) 
pub. J Cooper, d. 1737
351 x 252 mm
c. 1730.
British Museum.

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Portrait, half-length to left, looking to right; wearing a lace ruff and ornate coat; in an oval frame, decorated on top with leaves held together with ribbons; below in front, coat of arms surmounted by crown, mace, ribbon, and purse of the Great Seal; frontispiece to 'Letters and Remains of the Lord Chancellor Bacon. Collected by Robert Stephen, Esq.' (London: 1734); after Somer; proof before letters.  1734  Engraving and etching



Francis Bacon
Engraving after Paul van Somer
George Vertue
205  x 132 mm.
1734
British Museum

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Portrait of Lord Chancellor Francis Bacon, bust directed to left but looking at the viewer, wearing a tall hat and ruff; in an ornamental oval with curtain beyond; below a putto holding a sceptre; books and scrolls in lower left; lettered state.  1738  En

Francis Bacon
Engraving by Jacob Houbraken
after a portrait by John Vanderbank
in the possession of Marin Foulkes qv
364 x 231 mm.
From Birch's Heads
pub. John and Paul Knapton
1738
British Museum.


Open vault hall with bust of Charles II crowned with a wreath by Fame; Bacon seated at right holding his chancellor's bag; William Brouncker pointing to the inscription on the pedestal at left; books and scientific instruments on the walls in the backgrou
Frontispiece to the History of the Royal Society of London.
Bust of Charles II
with William Brounker seated on the left and Francis Bacon seated on the right.
Engraving by Wenceslaus Hollar
After John Evelyn
203 x 162 mm
1667 
British Museum.

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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, by John Vanderbank, after  Unknown artist, 1731? (circa 1618) - NPG 520 - © National Portrait Gallery, London


Francis Bacon
by John Vanderbank
oil on canvas
765 x 632 mm.
c.1732
National Portrait Gallery

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, by John Vanderbank, after  Unknown artist, 1731 (circa 1618) - NPG 1904 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Francis Bacon
by John Vanderbank
oil on canvas
1276 x 1026 mm.
c.1732
National Portrait Gallery

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, by Unknown artist, after 1731 (circa 1618) - NPG 1288 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Francis Bacon
by anon
oil on canvas
2007 x 1270 mm.
after 1732
National Portrait Gallery.



Francis Bacon
Lazienki Palace
Warsaw Poland.
  purchased between 1783 and 1793 by Stanisław Augustus

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Francis Bacon
61 x 47 cms
Dulwich Picture Gallery

According to family tradition recorded on a label on the back given by the sitter to the Andrew family of Wandsworth and thence by descent to the donor.
They say after the original at Gorhambury

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Francis Bacon
Workshop of Louis Francois Roubiliac
In the Long Room Trinity College Library
Dublin
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Francis Bacon
Portland Stone
Temple of Worthies Stow, Buckinghamshire.

Who by the Strength and Light of a superior Genius,
rejecting vain Speculation, and fallacious Theory,
taught to pursue Truth, and improve Philosophy
by a certain Method of Experiment.


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Francis Bacon
Plaster bust
 John Cheere

Height 22"

Formerly Kirkleatham Hall supplied to Cholmly Turner in 1749

York Museum Trust.

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The Francis Bacon Society

see - http://www.francisbaconsociety.co.uk/

http://www.francisbaconsociety.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Baconiana-Index.pdf

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Sunday, 18 December 2016

Bust of Isaac Newton, Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge.

The Marble Bust of Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727),
Wren Library, Trinity College,
Cambridge.
Louis Francois Roubiliac.
Signed L.F. Roubiliac Sculpit. 1751.

I have published at great length on the busts and portraits of Newton in my parallel blog
Use the search box top left hand corner of the page

For the Roubiliac Royal Society marble bust and the Greenwich terracotta see -







The two coloured images above copyright the Master and Fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge.


Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727)

 Isaac Newton
Godfrey Kneller
Oil on Canvas
76.2 x 63.5 cms
1702
Bequeathed by Dr William Hunter in 1783
Hunterian Museum Glasgow.


Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727)
Sir Isaac Newton
Godfrey Kneller
126 x 100 approx.
Grantham Museum
Acquired 1987.

Bust of Richard Bentley in the Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge.

The Marble Bust of Richard Bentley (1662 - 1742). 
Fellow of the Royal Society.
Master of Trinity College (1700 - 42)
in the Wren Library,
Trinity College, Cambridge.
by Louis Francois Roubiliac.
Signed L.F. Roubilic SCt.



All images above copyright the Master and Fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge.

I am very grateful to Sandy Paul, Sub Librarian at Trinity College Library for arranging for me to receive these photographs.
see -









This photograph of this bust  from Trinity College, Library, Sculptured Busts', in An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of Cambridge (London, 1959), 
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The British Museum Low Fired Clay Bust of Richard Bentley.
 Height 65 cms.

















Richard Bentley
Plaster cast
Lambeth Palace
Scan from Esdaile 
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Richard Bentley (1662–1742), Master (1700–1742), Philologist and Classical Scholar

Richard Bentley
Sir James Thornhill
Oil on canvas.
125 x 102 cms.
1710
Trinity College, Cambridge

Bequeathed by the sitter.

This would appear to be the original of all the other portraits of Bentley.

Richard Bentley, by George Vertue, after  Sir James Thornhill, early 18th century - NPG D27458 - © National Portrait Gallery, London


Richard Bentley
Engraving
after James Thornhill.
George Vertue
214 x 161 - Paper size.
dated 1710
© National Portrait Gallery, London

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Richard Bentley
Copy of the portrait by Thornhill.
St John's College, Cambridge.


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Richard Bentley, after Sir James Thornhill, (1710) - NPG 851 - © National Portrait Gallery, London


Richard Bentley
After Thornhill
1270 x 1022 mm.
dated 1710

© National Portrait Gallery, London
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Richard Bentley by Thomas Hudson (1701-1779, United Kingdom)

Richard Bentley
Thomas Hudson
Oil on Canvas
239 x 148 cms
Trinity College, Cambridge
Gifted from ED Garforth, 1749

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For a life of Bentley see -
Richard Bentley by Kristine Louise Haugen, pub Harvard University Press, 2011.



For a very useful overview of the life of Bentley see -