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John Francis Rigaud, 1742–1810

Joseph Nollekens with His Bust of Laurence Sterne

Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
30 x 25 inches (76.2 x 63.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
artist | bust | clergyman | drawing | light | man | pencil | portrait | sculptor | sculpture
Associated People:
Nollekens, Joseph (1737–1823), sculptor
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Artists' Portraits (Yale Center for British Art, 2002-02-06 - 2002-03-24) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Noble Simplicity and Silent Greatness - Neoclassical Art from 1700 - 1900 (Yale University Art Gallery, 1991-04-26 - 1991-09-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Christie's Advertisement of Sale on Friday, March 23, 1979, Apollo, v. 109, no. 205, March 1979, p. 21, N1 A54 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 188-189, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Ada Earland, John Opie and his Circle, Hutchinson & co., London, 1911, p. 296, NJ18 Op6 E3 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Elizabeth A. Fay, Fashioning faces, the portraitive mode in British romanticism , University of New Hampshire Press University Press of New England, Durham, N.H. Hanover, N.H., 2010, pp. 61-2, fig. 2.6, PR457 .F34 2009 (YCBA) [YCBA]

John T. Hayes, The portrait in British art, masterpieces bought with the help of the National Art Collections Fund , National Portrait Gallery, London, 1991, p.94, ND1314 H28 1991 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Paul Mellon's Legacy : a passion for British art [large print labels], , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, v.3, N5220 M552 P381 2007 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Portrait of Joseph Nollekens, The Sculptor with the Bust of Lawrence Sterne, Connoisseur, vol. 200, March 1979, p. 38, N1 C75 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Portrait of Joseph Nollekens: The Sculptor with the Bust of Laurence Sterne, Apollo, ns no. 118, March 1979, p. 21, N1 A54 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

William L. Pressly, A Portrait of Joseph Nollekens, Connoisseur, vol. 197, no.792, February 1978, p. 111, N1 C75 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Stephen Francis Dutilh Rigaud, Facts and recollections of the XVIIIth century in a memoir of John Francis Rigaud Esq., R.A., Volume of the Walpole Society, vol. 50, 1984, p. 11,24,52-53, fig. 5, N12 W35 A1 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

John Thomas Smith, Nollekens and his times, and memoirs of contemporary artists from the time of Roubiliac, Hogarth and Reynolds to that of Fuseli, Flaxman and Blake, John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, London; New York, 1920, p. 8 (vol. 1), NJ18 N73 S645 1920 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Lyrica Taylor, Climbing the Royal Academy ladder : the portrait of artists by JF Rigaud as 'a mark of friendship', British Art Journal, vol. 23, Spring / Summer 2022, p. 67, fig. 4, N6761 .B74 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

R. J. B. Walker, Regency portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London, 1985, p. 369 (vol. 1), N1090 A592 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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