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.
Signature: On back edge of bust: P. VERSCHAFFELT. F[ACIE]BAT ROMAE 1740
Vicomte Paul de Courtivron , Paris ; Marquise de Blangy, née de Courtivron ; L. Neumann, Esq. , London (until 1919; sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, July 2, 1919, no. 181); [ Wildenstein and Co., Inc. , Paris, until 1978; sold to MMA ]
Artist: Peter Anton von Verschaffelt (Flemish, Ghent 1710–1793 Mannheim)Date: 18th centuryMedium: Pen and grey ink, red chalk, red and grey wash. Framing line in pen and grey ink (possible by the artist).Accession: 2008.250On view in:Not on view