A Miniature Marble Bust
by or after Roubiliac.
This little bust is a version of the first dated bust of Pope by Louis Francois Roubiliac at Temple Newsam.
There are three distinct versions of the inscribed and dated Roubiliac busts of Pope.
see - http://bathartandarchitecture.blogspot.com/2014/01/thethree-types-of-roubiliac-pope-busts.html
The first version is the 1738 Temple Newsam Bust, repeated with the William Seward Bust and now with this miniature bust. There appears to be no terracotta prototype surviving.
The second type is the Milton / Fitzwilliam marble bust dated 1740 originally with Lord Mansfield at Kenwood House - again no prototype appears to have survived. The Roger Warner bust of Pope is of this type. There are several plaster versions of this bust including Holkham and Hughenden. The Sotheby bronze and the miniature at the Victoria Art Gallery, Bath are versions of this bust
The third version is the Barber terracotta type represented by the Shipley / Garrick marble dated 1741, (a plaster at Felbrigg) The Saltwood Castle bust, the Windsor Castle bust, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the bust now in the Rosebery / Rothschild Collection and the bust now in the Yale Centre of British Arts. The British Museum Plaster and the smaller Stourhead Plaster are versions of this bust.
The Temple Newsam bust is inscribed and dated.
Sc. ad vivum
Temple Newsam House. Yorkshire.
For the Vandewall / William Seward marble bust: