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Louis François Roubiliac, 1702–1762, French, active in Britain (from 1730)

Philip Dormer Stanhope, Fourth Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773)

ca. 1745
Overall: 28 x 21 x 11 inches (71.1 x 53.3 x 27.9 cm)

Chiseled on front of base: "[IL AJ] Y PENSE [HONL OIT] | A DEO ET REGE"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
head | man | politician | politics | portrait
Associated People:
Stanhope, Philip Dormer, fourth earl of Chesterfield (1694–1773), politician and diplomatist
On view

A Patriotic Gesture, Editorial, Apollo, vol. 122, October 1985, p. 247, fig. 1, N1 A54 122:2 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Malcolm Baker, The making of portrait busts in the mid-eighteenth century, Roubiliac, Scheemakers and Trinity College, Dublin , Burlington Magazine, vol. 137, December 1995, p. 827, N1 B87 137:3 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Gordon Balderston, Roubiliac and Lord Chesterfield, Apollo, vol. 121, March 1985, p. 189, N1 A54 121:1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Christie's (UK), Christie's, Important Sculpture and Works of Art. Wednesday, April 3, 1985 , Burlington Magazine, vol. 127, January 1985, back cover, N1 B87 127:1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Katherine Ada McDowall Esdaile, The life and works of Louis François Roubiliac, Oxford University Press, London, 1928, pp. 90,106, no. xxiii(b), NJ18 R764 E83 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Kenwood House, Eighteenth Century Portrait Busts, Exhibition at the Iveagh Bequest Kenwood : June to September 1959 , London County Council, London, June to September 1959, p. 23, no. 22, NB1309 L65 (YCBA)

Ingrid Roscoe, A biographical dictionary of sculptors in Britain, 1660-1851, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2009, pp. 1063, 1067, no. 72, NB496 B56 2009 (YCBA) (Wall Shelf 3) Also available in online database (Herts [England] : The Henry Moore Foundation, 2010-) : see Orbis record for link to internet resource

The Sale Room, Apollo, vol. 122, July 1985, p. 81, pl. 7, N1 A54 122:1 OVERSIZE (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)

Margaret Whinney, English Sculpture 1720-1830, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1971, p.86, NB1305 G7 W45 (YCBA)

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