Results 1 2995
126 Previous Next

Alexander Pope
Additional Views Explore Object
Creative Commons License

Alexander Pope


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The togate poet appears in profile, facing right. His exaggerated, square jaw and the heavy folds of drapery are comparable in style to the portrait of Sir Isaac Newton (Walters 71.424). Unlike most of van der Hagen's works, the portrait is not derived from a Rysbrack bust but appears to be a profile view of Roubiliac's 1741 bust of Pope. An almost identical ivory belongs to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. On the reverse, in large, black script, is the inscription: POPE / AUTr. ANG.1 In brown ink, partly effaced by scratches and the later inscription, is another inscription: Ar / POPE / AUTEUR ANGLAIS.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/25/1982Treatmentcleaned
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] On the reverse, in large, black script: POPE / AUTr. ANG.1; [Inscription] In brown ink, partly effaced: Ar / POPE / AUTEUR ANGLAIS
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

Download Image Add to Collection Creative Commons License

Period
1st half 18th century
Medium
ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.428
Measurements
H: 5 5/16 x W: 4 1/16 in. (13.5 x 10.3 cm)
Geographies
Location Within Museum
Not On View

Tags


    Thumbnail: Alexander Pope Thumbnail: Alexander Pope
    Zoom Out Zoom In Back to Details  
    Full Size: Alexander Pope