Friday 19 February 2021

Two Marble Busts of Milton, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull.

Two  Marble Busts of Milton (1608 - 1674), 

at the Ferens Art Gallery, Hull.

under construction

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

John Milton

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



John Milton


After a bust attributed to Edward Pearce

Plaster cast of bust, based on a work of 1660

NPG 2102


© National Portrait Gallery, London


John Milton

Ashmolean Plaster cast

Height 29.3 cms

Purchased 1926

Neither of the two plaster casts of the Pierce type bust appear to be anywhere near first generation.


John Milton

Plaster After Edward Pierce

29 cms

Image courtesy.

National Portrait Gallery of Scotland


John Milton
Height 419cms

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



Plaster Roubiliac

British Museum

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