Charles II - (1630 - 85).
Attrib. to Edward Pearce (1630 - 95).
70 x 56 x 32 cms
c 1670 - 80)
Restored in 1938 when the bronze painted finish was removed
see the Fitzwilliam Museum Terracotta below.
They said attrib. John Bushnell but Alastair Laing suggested in 2010 that was more likely to be by Caius Gabrial Cibber. The jury is still out!
Seaton Delaval Hall.
formerly at Melton Constable
Currently Attrib by the Fitzwilliam to John Bushnell
Given to the Fitzwilliam in 1948.
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Photographs taken by the author. 20 August 2015.
This bust was bought in the early 1920's from the owners of the Mill Hill Estate, where it had been since 1877 in the possession of Mr Serjeant Cox, who had purchased it with the furniture, fittings, plate, and other materials of the demolished Serjeant's Inn, Chancery Lane, and re-erected the hall stained glass and all, at his home at Mill Hill. Sir Bruce surmised that the bust may have originally belonged to Francis North, 1st Baron Guildford (1637-1685), Lord Chancellor, who was highly esteemed by Charles II, and who, as Lord Keeper, erected the Chancery Lane Hall of Serjeants Inn, 1669-1677.
Fascinating engraving of the polymath Martin Folkes President of The Royal Society.
With the bust of Charles II and the roundel or medallion of Martin Folkes
by Jacob Folkema, 1746
98 x 143 mm.
from Portraits des Hommes Illustres de Dannemark Part 6
For the Catalogue of the Library of Martin Folkes see - A Catalogue of the Entire and Valuable Library of Martin Folkes Esq. President of the Royal Society .... which will be sold by Auction by Samuel Baker at his House in York Street, Covent Garden, London 1756.
the last paragraph in the excerpt above from -
Medallion of Martin Folkes by Jaques Dassier 1740.
Images from website of Ben Weiss
all rights reserved.
For more on the Dassier Medallion of Martin Folkes
see - http://bathartandarchitecture.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/jacques-antoine-dassier-16-medallions.html
Anonymous medallion struck in Rome dated 1742
with the pyramid of Caius Sestius in Rome.
For much more on the portraits of Martin Folkes see my blog entry
Bust of Charles II
Saly Glazed Stoneware
c. 1673 -75.
Images Victoria and Albert Museum
see - http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O11572/bust-john-dwights-fulham/
Another version of the bust of Charles II
by John Dwight
Fulham Pottery Hand modelled
Salt Glaze Stoneware
19.5 cms approx
Image Victoria and Albert Museum
for further information see my blog entry -
Statue of Charles II
James II (1633 - 1701)
attrib. to Bushnell
803 mm tall
National Portrait Gallery