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Acquired in 1946 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Rysbrack, John Michael
attributions_note
bibliography
Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Engraving Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1946. London: Published under the Authority of the Ministry of Education, 1949. The full text of the entry is as follows: "RYSBRACK, John Michael (1693-1770) Design for the memorial in Great Witley Church, Worcestershire, to Thomas Lord Foley (d. 1733), his wife Mary (Strode), and their children, Talbot, Edward, Richard and Anne. Pen and ink and wash. 1011/16 X 61/8 E.430-1946."
collection_code
PDP
credit
date_end
1737-12-31
date_start
1728-01-01
date_text
ca.1733 (made)
descriptive_line
Design for a memorial by John Rysbrack in Great Witley Church, to Thomas Lord Foley (d.1733) and his wife Mary (Strode), and their children Talbot, Edward, Richard and Anne. Worcestershire, England, ca.1733.
dimensions
Height: 39 cm paper, Width: 27.5 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
British Galleries, room 54c
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
This design bears some resemblance to the memorial to the second and third Dukes of Beaufort in Badminton Church, Gloucestershire. E.431, E.433, E.435, E.437, E.439, E.444, E.452 and E.453 are from the collection of Nathaniel Hone (1718-1784).
id
9194
label
British Galleries: Noblemen in the 18th century liked to think of themselves as the modern equivalents of ancient Greeks and Romans. Their classical Palladian houses reflected this, as did the monuments to their memory. In this design, Lord Foley (died 1733) and his family are dressed like Romans, in front of a large obelisk. [27/03/2003]
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:49:47.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:49:47.000Z
latitude
54.313919
location
British Galleries, room 54c, case 2, shelf D1
longitude
-2.23218
marks
materials
paper, pen
materials_techniques
Pen and ink and wash on paper
museum_number
E.430-1946
museum_number_token
e4301946
object_number
O78218
object_type
Design
on_display
1
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original_price
physical_description
Design for a memorial in Great Witley Church, to Thomas Lord Foley (d.1733) and his wife Mary (Strode), and their children, showing seven figures in total, reclining, leaning or standing around a plinth on three levels.
place
Britain
primary_image_id
2006AM3162
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
Object Type Drawings for sculpture were either for the artist's own use, or for presentation to a client to obtain a commission or show what the completed work would look like. This drawing has a clear outline, which suggests that it was made when the creative thinking was over and the design was ready to be shown to the client. However, it is not as finished as some of Rysbrack's other designs for monuments. For example, he does not attempt to imitate marble in the thin, even layer of watercolour (known as wash) over the triangular section behind the figures. People Thomas Foley was a Member of Parliament for Stafford for 18 years until he was raised to the peerage in 1712. He was one of 12 Tory peers created at this date. Design & Designing This design is not the same as the monument, itself, which is in St Michael's Church, Great Witley, Worcestershire. In the actual monument, the figures of the mother and child are on the same level as the reclining Lord Foley. The central, standing figure in the top row of the design is replaced by an urn. The engraver and diarist George Vertue (1684-1756) praised Rysbrack's monuments (and in doing so mentioned the one to Lord Foley), stating that they were 'standing Monuments to his Fame'.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
design-rysbrack-john-michael
sys_updated
2014-08-21T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
drawing, wash
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1737
year_start
1728