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Creator Adrien Carpentiers, active 1739–1778, Flemish, active in Britain (from 1739)
Title Louis-Francois Roubiliac Modelling His Monument to Shakespeare
Date between 1760 and 1761
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 50 1/4 x 39 3/4 inches (127.6 x 101 cm) Frame: 57 1/2 x 46 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches (146.1 x 118.7 x 8.9 cm)
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1981.25.87
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
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People Represented or Subject • Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
• Roubiliac, Louis François (1702–1762), sculptor
Subject Terms costume | hand | hat | interior | literary theme | man | modeling (forming) | modello | playwright | portrait | sculptor | sculpture | studio (work space) | table | temple | terracotta sculpture | tools

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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