Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Bust of Newton in the Long Room at Trinity College Library, Dublin




The Marble Bust of Isaac Newton
 in the Long Room 
at Trinity College Library, 
Dublin.

Almost certainly from the workshop of Louis Francois Roubiliac.

This bust is closely related to the bust of Newton at the Royal Society

For more on the iconography of Isaac Newton see -

http://english18thcenturyportraitsculpture.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/the-portrait-busts-and-statue-of-isaac.html


























Bust of Milton in the Long Room, Trinity College Library, Dublin.




The Marble Bust of Milton 
in the Long Room, 
Trinity College Library, 
Dublin.

Peter Scheemakers
signed P.S.Ft.

















Bust of Bacon in the Long Room at Trinity College Library, Dublin.



The Marble Bust of Francis Bacon 
Viscount St Albans.
in the Long Room 
at Trinity College Library,
 Dublin.

Unsigned - attrib. to the Workshop of Louis Francois Roubiliac.























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Portrait of Francis Bacon, half length in an oval, wearing hat, ruff, and robes; hand resting on purse with a coat of arms.  Engraving

Francis Bacon
Anon Engraving 1625 - 40.
125 x 75 mm

© The Trustees of the British Museum


Portrait of Francis Bacon, nearly whole length, wearing hat, ruff, robes, ribbon and medal, and fur-trimmed cloak, seated at a table writing in a book; books and coat of arms in background to right, curtain in background to left; above, laurel wreath with inscription: 'Tertius A' Platone PhilosophiƦ Princeps'; frontispiece to Bacon's 'Of the Advancement of Learning' (1640) and 'The Historie of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh' (1641). 1640  Engraving


Francis Bacon

Engraving by William Marshall
Frontispiiece to Bacon's Of the Advancement of Learning and the history of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh
245 x 146 mm.
1640
© The Trustees of the British Museum



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Portrait of Francis Bacon, half length in an oval, wearing hat, ruff, robes, and ribbon; above, a motto, 'Moniti meliora', and a coat of arms.  Engraving



Francis Bacon
engraving
183 x 115 mm.
anon.

1630 - 40
© The Trustees of the British Museum
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Portrait, half length in an oval frame, wearing hat, ruff, and fur-lined coat, and holding purse; above, sceptres, coat of arms, and motto 'Moniti meliora'; reproduced in 'Baconiana. Or certain genuine remains of Sr Francis Bacon' (London, J.D. for Richard Chiswell, 1679).  Engraving


Francis Bacon
engraving
after F.H. van Hove
156 x 93 mm.
1679
© The Trustees of the British Museum


Portrait, half length in an oval, wearing hat, ruff, robes, ribbon and medallion.  Engraving


Francis Bacon
Engraved
van der Gucht
170 x 96 mm.
c. 1720's

© The Trustees of the British Museum

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Portrait of Francis Bacon, Viscount St Albans, half-length, directed to right but looking at the viewer, wearing lace ruff, fur-trimmed cloak and ornate doublet; in oval frame on pedestal, with cartouche and tablet at the front.  Engraving

Francis Bacon
Engraving
Published in Paris c. 1730 - 40
by Etienne Desrochers

143 x 100 mm.

© The Trustees of the British Museum

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Portrait, directed to left, looking towards the viewer, wearing brocaded doublet trimmed with fur, medal of the George, pointed ruff and tall hat, in an oval frame flanked by mace and purse; after Johnson; state before damage in inscription space.  Mezzotint


Francis Bacon
Mezzotint 
after Cornelius Johnson

351 x 252 mm.
© The Trustees of the British Museum


Portrait of Francis Bacon, three-quarter length; standing to right, looking towards left; wearing a lace ruff, long ornate coat with floral motives, over doublet; holding a folded piece of paper over a table in his left hand, next to the purse of the Grea

Francis Bacon
Engraving
after van Somer
George Vertue 
265 x 200 mm.
1728
© The Trustees of the British Museum

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Portrait, half-length to left, looking to right; wearing a lace ruff and ornate coat; in an oval frame, decorated on top with leaves held together with ribbons; below in front, coat of arms surmounted by crown, mace, ribbon, and purse of the Great Seal; frontispiece to 'Letters and Remains of the Lord Chancellor Bacon. Collected by Robert Stephen, Esq.' (London: 1734); after Somer; proof before letters.  1734  Engraving and etching


Francis Bacon
engraving
George Vertue after van Somer
205 x 132 mm
1734.

© The Trustees of the British Museum

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Portrait of Lord Chancellor Francis Bacon, bust directed to left but looking at the viewer, wearing a tall hat and ruff; in an ornamental oval with curtain beyond; below a putto holding a sceptre; books and scrolls in lower left; lettered state.  1738  En


Francis Bacon
Engraving from Birch's Heads
Houbraken after Vanderbank
after a Portrait in the Collection of Martin Foulkes.
364 x 231 mm.
 1738
© The Trustees of the British Museum

The tomb of Francis Bacon; effigy of Bacon seated, wearing hat and ruff, within an arch; fourth state, before plate cut. 1670  Etching



The Tomb of Francis Bacon.
Engraving
Wenceslaus  Hollar
275 x 144 mm.

1670.
© The Trustees of the British Museum

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Open vault hall with bust of Charles II crowned with a wreath by Fame; Bacon seated at right holding his chancellor's bag; William Brouncker pointing to the inscription on the pedestal at left; books and scientific instruments on the walls in the backgrou

Francis Bacon with bust of Charles II.
Engraving after John Evelyn.
Wenceslaus Hollar
200 x 158 mm.
1667.

© The Trustees of the British Museum 

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The Kirkleatham Plaster Bust of Francis Bacon
John Cheere




Height 22 "

see - http://bathartandarchitecture.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/the-bronzed-plaster-busts-supplied-by.html

Bust of Shakespeare in the Long Room Trinity College Library, Dublin.



The Marble Bust of William Shakespeare 
in the Long Room,
 Trinity College Library, 
Dublin.
signed Peter Scheemakers.




















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The Peter Scheemaker Marble Bust of William Shakespeare at Hagley Hall.

The four busts of Shakespeare, Spenser, Dryden and Milton by Peter Scheemakers in the broken pediments of the bookcases in the Library at Hagley Hall were given to Alexander Pope by Frederick, Prince of Wales; they were bequeathed by Pope, who died in 1743 to Lord Lyttelton. They were in the Library in the new house in 1747/48.

Some time after buying Carlton House in 1732, Prince Frederick commissioned two sets of library busts from Peter Scheemakers, one set for himself - which seems to have disappeared and the second set as a gift to Alexander Pope.

A bill for £107 4s was examined by William Kent as overseer and paid 22 November 1735, included the set of busts charged at £10 each (Duchy of Cornwall Household Accounts) it is unclear whether they were for the library at Carlton House or for Kents magnificent saloon in the Rotunda in the garden, built in 1735  -  (adorned with paintings and sculpture - Grub Street Journal 2 September 1735)


Prince Frederick, William Kent and the Garden Building at Carlton House has already touched on in my blog entry 12 August 2015, 

see -

http://english18thcenturyportraitsculpture.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/busts-of-shakespeare-by-scheemakers-and.html