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Creator:
Joseph Nollekens, 1737–1823
Title:

William Pitt

Date:
1807
Materials & Techniques:
Marble
Dimensions:
Overall: 28 1/2 x 18 x 10 inches (72.4 x 45.7 x 25.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Signed and dated by chisel on supporting column on back of bust: "Nollekens Ft. 1807."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.20
Classification:
Sculptures
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
man | politician | politics | portrait | prime minister
Associated People:
Pitt, William [known as Pitt the younger] (1759–1806), prime minister
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:1465
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Malcolm Baker, The marble index : Roubiliac and sculptural portraiture in eighteenth-century Britain, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, 2014, pp. 186, 189-90, 191, 199, 207-08, fig. 206, NB466 .B355 2014 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Catalogue of the art treasures of the United Kingdom : collected at Manchester in 1857., Bradbury and Evans, London, p. 136, no. 128, N5056 .M35 M25 1857 (YCBA) Also available in Hathitrust [YCBA]

Linda Colley, Britons : forging the nation, 1707-1837, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2014, p. 193, fig. 40, DA485 .C65 2014 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Rupert Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851, Murrays Books sales, London, 1968, p. 276, NB496 G85 1968 (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. 14 (vol. 2), NJ18 N73 S645 1920 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Angus Trumble, The Marble Bust, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2004, no. 8, V 1304 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Ellis Waterhouse, Sculpture from the Paul Mellon Collection at the British Art Center at Yale, Burlington Magazine, vol. 119, May 1977, p. 351, N1 +B87 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]


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