Friday 22 February 2019

Bust of Sir Peter Warren Roubiliac

Bust  Sir Peter Warren (1703 - 1752)

 Louis Francois Roubiliac

Marble Bust.
Undated c. 1753.
Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Sir Peter Warren
not inscribed.
Height 83.8cms.

Photograph courtesy the Huntington Library.


The two images above from -


Lettered with title and 'Engrav'd for Hervey's Naval History. Vol. V. Book 8. Ch 6.'

176 x 112 mm
British Museum


Monument to Sir Peter Warren
Monument Westminster Abbey.
North Transept

'Sacred to the Memory / of Sir PETER WARREN / Knight of the Bath / Vice Admiral of the Red Squadron / of the British Fleet / and Member of Parliament / for the City and Liberty of Westminster. 

/ He derived his Descent from an antient Family in IRELAND, / his Fame and Honours from his Virtues and Abilities. / How eminently these were displayed, / with what Vigilance and Spirit they were exerted / in the various services wherein he had the Honour to Command, / and the Happiness to Conquer, / will be more properly recorded in the Annals of / GREAT BRITAIN. / On this tablet Affection with truth must say / that deservedly esteemed in Private Life / and universally, renowned for his publick conduct, / The judicious and gallant officer / possessed all the amiable qualities of the Friend, / the Gentleman and the Christian. / But the ALMIGHTY / whom alone he feared; / whose Gracious Protection he had often experienced, / was pleased to remove him from a Life of Honour, / to an eternity of Happiness / on the 29th day of July 1752 in the 49th year of his Age. / 

SUSANNAH his Afflicted Wife caused / this Monument to be erected'


Sir Peter Warren 
Thomas Hudson (1701 - 79).
Oil on Canvas
127 x 101 cms
National Maritime Museum


Sir Peter Warren
Thomas Hudson.
Oil on Canvas
1359 x 1321 mm.
NPG Beningbrough Hall, Yorkshire.

This portrait is one of three of Warren which, according to a payment made by his widow after his sudden death in July 1752, Hudson painted in 1751 or 1752 at a total cost of £114.19s; this sum probably included the frames. This frame to this portrait is of a style favoured by the artist in the 1750s and is a somewhat gauche English translation of a contemporary French frame type.
Text above from NPG

National Portrait Gallery.


Sir Peter Warren.
John Faber Jr.
after Hudson
285 x 207 mm

The Huntington has several other interesting 18th century busts in its collection including -.
John Milton, Terracotta by Rysbrack
John Hampden, Oliver Cromwell Marble by Rysbrack
Handel Plaster bust by Roubiliac.
Philip Stanhope, Fourth Earl of Chesterfield, Marble Bust by Scheemakers.
David La Touch, Marble Bust by John Nost the younger.

The online photographs and information leave something to be desired.

I have tried several times over the last few years to obtain better photographs of these busts but so far with limited success.

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