French Sculpture Census

photo credit : 2012 Detroit Institute of Arts
artist © : public domain

ROUBILIAC or ROUBILLAC, Louis-François
Lyon, Rhône 1695 - London, UK 1762

Isaac Ware (1704-1766), architecte anglais
Bust of Isaac Ware (1704-1766), English architect

c. 1741
marble

bust
25 3/4 x 18 x 9 5/8; pedestal: 49 7/16 x 16 3/4 x 16 3/4

Acc. No. : 1987.75
Credit Line : Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund, Henry Ford II Fund, New Endowment Fund, with funds from A. Alfred Taubman

Detroit, Michigan, Detroit Institute of Arts

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Provenance

  • 1773, described in the inventory of Sir John Ingilby, Ripley Castle, Yorkshire
  • until 1987, by descent to the family of Sir Thomas Ingilby, Ripley Castle, Yorkshire
  • 1987, Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund, Henry Ford II Fund, New Endowment Fund, with funds from A. Alfred Taubman

Bibliography

  • 1773 Ingilby Inventory
    An Inventory of Household Goods, Furniture, Implements... and other articles late the Property of Sir John Ingilby of Ripley in the County of York, 1773
  • 1828 Smith
    John Thomas Smith, Nollekens and his times, London, 1828, vol II, p 207-208
  • 1899 Vertue Notebooks
    Vertue Notebooks, London, Walpole Society, vol 3, p 105, Notes and Queries, 9th series, iv, 1899, p 458
  • 1928
    K. A. Esdaile, The Life and Works of Louis François Roubiliac, London, 1928, pp 47, 108-109, 134, 187
  • 1983-1984 London
    Historic Houses Association Exhibition, London, Sotheby's, 1983-1984
  • 1985 Baker
    Malcolm Baker, "The Making of Portrait Busts in the Mid-Eighteenth Century: Roubiliac, Scheemakers and Trinity College, Dublin," The Burlington Magazine, 137 (December 1985), p. 828
  • 1986 Ripley
    Ripley Castle, North Yorkshire, York, 1986, p 16
  • 1988 DIA Bulletin
    Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts, vol 64, nos 2/3, 1988, p 4, fig 3, (ill)
  • 1988 Darr
    Alan P. Darr, "European sculpture and decorative arts acquired by the Detroit Institute of Arts 1978-87," The Burlington Magazine, 130 (June 1988), pp. 497-498, fig. 108 (ill)
  • 1990 Baker
    Malcolm Baker, "Portrait Busts of Architects in 18th century Britain", in C. Hind, ed., New Light on English Neo-Palladianism, London, 1990, pp. 14-30
  • 2009 Darr
    Alan P. Darr, "Virtuoso Carving: Three Eighteenth-Century British Portrait Sculptures by Le Marchand, Roubiliac, and Chaffers," Bulletin of the DIA, vol. 83, no. 1/4, 2009, pp. 44-46, repro p. 40, p. 44 fig. 6 (article pp. 40-49)

Exhibition

  • 1984 London
    Rococo: Art and Design in Hogarth's England, London, Victoria and Albert Museum, 16 May-30 September, 1984, cat no E15