Bust of an Englishman

Peter Anton von Verschaffelt Flemish

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 549

A letter from Jean-François de Troy, director of the French Academy in Rome, to Philibert Orry, director of the royal buildings in Paris, dated August 26, 1740, mentions Verschaffelt as a young sculptor whose portrait of "an English milord" showed great promise.

Bust of an Englishman, Peter Anton von Verschaffelt (Flemish, Ghent 1710–1793 Mannheim), Bust: Carrara marble; socle: gray marble, Flemish, carved in Rome

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