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John Nost III, active 1749–died 1780, Flemish, active in Ireland (from 1749)

George III

Overall: 25 x 19 1/4 x 10 inches, 105 lb. (63.5 x 48.9 x 25.4 cm, 47.6 kg)

Signed and dated by chisel on proper left side of supporting back column: "J. Nost. Sculpt. r | 1764"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
king (person) | man | portrait
Associated People:
George III (1738–1820), king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and king of Hanover
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Bust of George III by John Nost the Younger, Magazine Antiques, vol. 74, July 1958, p. 73, available online via Art & Architecture Source

Christie's Fine Works of Art and Sculpture, Apollo, vol. 98, November 1, 1973, p. 94, N1 +A54 Oversize (YCBA)

Christie's sale catalogue : A catalogue of the small, but valuable collection of Italian, French, Flemish, Dutch, and English pictures, the property of the late David Garrick... : 23 June 1823, Christie's, London, June 23, 1823, p. 8, Lot 74, available online via Internet Archive

Christie's sale catalogue : Important Works of Art and Sculpture : 4 December 1973, Christie's, London, December 4, 1973, pp. 52-53, Lot 158, Auction Catalogues (YCBA)

Linda Colley, Crown Pictorial : Art and the British Monarchy : Exhibition Labels, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1990, pp. 35-36, no. 84, N8219 K5 C761 1990 (YCBA)

Linda Colley, Crown Pictorial : Art and the British Monarchy, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1990, p. 34, no. 84, N8219 K5 C76 1990 (YCBA)

Joanna Marschner, Enlightened Princesses : Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World, Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn, 2017, p. 250, fig. 13.26, NX543 +.E55 2017 Oversize (YCBA)

Angus Trumble, The Marble Bust, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2004, no. 11, V 1304 (YCBA)

Ellis Waterhouse, Sculpture from the Paul Mellon Collection at the British Art Center at Yale, Burlington Magazine, vol. 119, May 1977, p. 351, fig. 55, N1 +B87 Oversize (YCBA)

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