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Roubiliac's Work at Trinity College Cambridge

Roubiliac's Work at Trinity College Cambridge

by Katherine Ada McDowall Esdaile


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First published in 1924, Katherine A. Esdaile's study of Roubiliac (1702–1762) provides a fascinating insight into the work of this great late-baroque sculptor, who was born in France but spent most of his working life in England. The Introduction outlines the history behind the world-renowned collection at Trinity College, Cambridge, describing Roubiliac's distinctive 'vivid and intense' style. Esdaile tells of the sculptor's passion for perfection and his habit of sacrificing sleep for art. Twenty illustrations of Roubiliac's work are reproduced – including the busts of Isaac Newton, Francis Bacon and Francis Willoughby – and each is accompanied by detailed notes on the provenance of the work and special points of note. Enlightening and informative, this short book still fulfils the author's aim for the reader to find 'a new source of artistic pleasure, a new interest in the glories of Cambridge'.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108002318
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/20/2009
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Cambridge
Pages: 68
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.16(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The statue of Sir Isaac Newton in the ante-chapel; 2. Newton; 3. Francis Willoughby; 4. Francis Willoughby, British Museum; 5. Bacon; 6. John Ray; 7. John Ray, British Museum; 8. Barrow; 9. Barrow; 10. Bentley; 11. Bentley; 12. Plaster cast of the bust of Bentley, Lambeth Palace; 13. Lord Trevor; 14. Lord Whitworth; 15. Sir Edward Coke; 16. Sir Robert Cotton; 17. Terracotta model for the bust of Cotton at Trinity, British Museum; 18. Monument of Daniel Lock, F.R.S., in the ante-chapel of Trinity College; 19. Monument of Francis Hooper, S.T.P., by Roubiliac's pupil, Nicholas Read, in the ante-chapel of Trinity College; 20. The death-mask of Sir Isaac Newton; Note on Plate XVIII.

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