Two Marble Busts of Milton (1608 - 1674),
at the Ferens Art Gallery, Hull.
A fairly brief post on a subject that really requires in depth study - something I will come back to in due course.
Posted here as an aide memoire and catch up with the Art UK sculpture database website
The images could benefit from a bit of a tweak!
1. John Milton
after? Edward Pierce
inscribed W. Faithorne b.1616.
Brush and brown wash, with graphite, on ivory laid paper
320 × 192 mm
The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection
Art Institute of Chicago
After a bust attributed to Edward Pearce
Plaster cast of bust, based on a work of 1660
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Ashmolean Plaster cast
Height 29.3 cms
Neither of the two plaster casts of the Pierce type bust appear to be anywhere near first generation.
Plaster After Edward Pierce
National Portrait Gallery of Scotland
Ferens Art Gallery, Hull.
They say after Rysbrack!
Below is the link to my blog post on the terracotta bust of Milton by Rysbrack in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge