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Adrien Carpentiers, active 1739–1778, Flemish, active in Britain (from 1739)

Louis-Francois Roubiliac Modelling His Monument to Shakespeare

between 1760 and 1761
Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 50 1/4 x 39 3/4 inches (127.6 x 101 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
costume | hand | hat | interior | literary theme | man | modeling (forming) | modello | playwright | portrait | sculptor | sculpture | studio (work space) | table | temple | terracotta sculpture | tools
Associated People:
Roubiliac, Louis François (1702–1762), sculptor
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
On view

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, frontpiece; pp. 178-79, 342, 343, frontpiece and fig. 371, NB466 .B355 2014 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

David Bindman, Roubiliac and the Eighteenth-Century Monument : Sculpture as Theatre, , The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven and London, 1995, p. 79, NJ18 R764 A12 B55 1995 (YCBA)

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 48-49, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)

Rosie Dias, Exhibiting Englishness, John Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery and the formation of a national aesthetic , Yale University Press, New Haven, 2013, pp.43, 44, fig. 15, N72.N38 D53 2013 (YCBA)

James David Draper, Playing with fire, European terracotta models, 1740-1840 , Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Paris New Haven, 2004, pp. 24-25, no. 2, fig. 2, NB1265 D69713 2004 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Fame & friendship, Pope, Roubiliac, and the portrait bust in eighteenth-century Britain , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, 2014, p.0, 11, 24, V 2515 (YCBA)

Robin D. Gwynn, Huguenot heritage, the history and contribution of the Huguenots in Britain , Sussex Academic Press, Brighton Portland, Or., 2001, BX9458 G7 2001(SML)

John F. Kerslake, Early Georgian portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1977, pp. 237-8 (v. 1), no. 303 (v. 1),, N1090 A591 (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, Mellon Shelf (YCBA)

Hugh Phillips, Mid-Georgian London, a topographical and social survey of central and western London about 1750. , Collins, London, 1964, p. 112, DA682 P49 + (YCBA)

Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Genial company, the theme of genius in eighteenth-century British portraiture , University of Nottingham, [Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, 1987, p. 36, 38, ND1314.4 S43 (YCBA)

William Thomas Whitley, Artists and their friends in England, 1700-1799, Medici Society, London & Boston, 1928, p. 168, N6766 W45 (YCBA)

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