John Michael Rysbrack

( 1694 - 1770 )

Bust of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722)

Early to mid-1730s


93 cm (36 ⁵/₈ inches)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset (1662-1748), Northumberland House, London;
Algernon Seymour, 7th Duke of Somerset (1684- 1750), Northumberland House, London, and by descent to
Elizabeth Percy (née Seymour), 1st Duchess of Northumberland (1716-1776), Northumberland House, London, and by descent to
George Percy, 5th Duke of Northumberland (1778-1867), Syon House, Middlesex
Thence by descent

Inventory of Charles Duke of Somerset's Goods at Northumberland House, 23 March 1748/49 (Long Room) 'A marble Bust of his Grace the late Duke of Marlborough' (The Archives of the Duke of Northumberland at Alnwick Castle Sy.H.IV.1.c)
Inventory of Northumberland House, 1786 (Prayer Room) 'A Marble Bust of John Duke of Marlborough on a pedestal, valued at 5.5.0.' (Alnwick Sy.H.VI.2.d)
M. I. Webb, Michael Rysbrack, London, 1954, p. 94 and 95
English Taste in the 18th century from Baroque to Neo-Classic, exh. cat. Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1955, p. 33, no. 37
N. Penny, Catalogue of European Sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum 1540 to the Present Day, vol. iii, Oxford, 1992, p. 155, no. 566
I. Roscoe, A Biographical Dictionary of Sculptors in Britain 1660-1851, New Haven and London, 2009, p.1085, no.151

John Michael Rysbrack