Alexander Pope

Louis-François Roubiliac1741

Yale Center for British Art

Yale Center for British Art


  • Title: Alexander Pope
  • Date Created: 1741
  • Location Created: Dresden
  • Physical Dimensions: w43.2 x h62.9 x d22.9 cm
  • Type: bust
  • Rights: Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Paul Mellon in memory of the British art historian Basil Taylor (1922-1975)
  • External Link: http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1666534
  • Medium: Marble
  • Subject: "Pope, Alexander (1688–1744), poet", Enlightenment, bust, portrait
  • Location: Bay01, 401
  • Inscription: Signed and Dated: Signed and dated by chisel under sitter's shoulder, proper right: "Anno Dom. | MDCCXLI. | L.F. Roubiliac | Scit. Ad vivum"
  • Inscription: Inscribed, chiseled on front of socle: 'POPE'; on proper left under sitter's shoulder: 'ALEX. POPE. Nats. LONDINI, | die 8o. junii anno MDCLXXXVIII. | Obiit in vico Twickenham prope | Urbem, die 8o. maii MDCCXLIV"; on front of twentieth century pedestal: "GIFT OF PAUL MELLON | IN MEMORY OF | BASIL TAYLOR | BRITISH ART HISTORIAN | 1922-1975 | FRIEND, MENTOR | AND GENEROUS SOURCE | OF WISE ADVICE | IN THE COURSE OF ASSEMBLING | THIS COLLECTION OF | BRITISH ART"
  • Artist: Louis François Roubiliac