Sunday, 28 May 2017

A statue of John Willet by Michael Rysbrack

A Marble Statue of John Willett (1745 - 1815). 
(John Willett Adye
by Michael Rysbrack.

Originally for Merley House, Dorset.

From a niche flanked by Doric Columns in the Entrance Hall

Inscribed on the base of the column
Michl. Rysbrack Sculpt. 1763.
Height 185.7 cms 

Musee Royaux des Beaux Arts de Belgique

Bought from Mr Bernheim Elder in 1878


for Ralph Willett see -
Legacies of British Slave Ownership

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