Peter Anton Verschaffelt (Flemish, 17101793)
Carrara marble, gray marble (pedestal); H. 29 3/4 in. (75.6 cm), H. of socle 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)
Purchase, Josephine Bay Paul and C. Michael Paul Foundation, Inc. Gift and Charles Ulrick and Josephine Bay Foundation, Inc. Gift, 1978 (1978.3)
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.