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Elizabeth Finch (1723–1784), Countess of Mansfield

Elizabeth Finch (1723–1784), Countess of Mansfield c.1740

Louis François Roubiliac (1695/1702–1762)

English Heritage, Kenwood

(b Lyons, 31 Aug. 1702; d London, 11 Jan. 1762). French-born sculptor, active in England for virtually his entire career. Little is known of his life before he settled in London in 1730, although he is said to have trained under Balthasar Permoser in Dresden and Nicolas Coustou in Paris. He made his reputation with a full-length seated marble statue of the composer Handel (1738, V&A, London), remarkable for its lively informality, and soon became recognized as the most brilliant portrait sculptor of the day.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)

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