born at Lyons in France, became a formidable rival to Rysbrach, and latterly was more employed. He had little business till Sir Edward Walpole 1 recommended him to execute half the busts at Trinity-college, Dublin ; and by the same patron's interest he was employed on the monument of the general, John, Duke of Argyle, in Westminster- abbey, on which the statue of Eloquence is very masterly and graceful. His statue of Handel, in the garden at Vauxhall, fixed Roubiliac's fame. 2 Two of his principal
1. Monument of Shakspeare, (W. Kent, inv.) Westminster-abbey.
2. Sheffylde, Duke of Bucks, (Figure of Time.) Ditto.
3. Sir Charles Watson, (J. Stuart, inv.) Ditto.
4. First and second Dukes of Ancaster, (Roman figures sitting.) Edenham, Lincolnshire.
6. Lord Chancellor Hardwicke. Wim- pole, Cambridgeshire.
6. Duke of Kent, his wives and daugh- ters, a group of figures in white marble, 1740. Fletton, Bedford- shire.
7. J. Knight, Esq. Gosfield, Essex.
8. Henry Petty, Earl of Shelburne. Wycomb, Bucks.
9. Sir Charles Wager. Figures. West- minster-abbey.
10. Duchess of Buckingham. Ditto.
11. Montague Gerrard Drake. Figure on a sarcophagus. Amersham, Bucks.
1. Dr. Mead. Westminster-abbey.
2. Dryden. Ditto.
3. Dr. Friend. Ditto.____________________
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Publication information: Book title: Anecdotes of Painting in England: With Some Account of the Principal Artists. Volume: 3. Contributors: Horace Walpole - Author. Publisher: Swan Sonnenschein. Place of publication: London. Publication year: 1888. Page number: 38.
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