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John Milton, by John Michael Rysbrack

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An image of Bust/Sculpture. John Milton (1608-1674). Rysbrack, John Michael (Briitsh, 1694-1770). The sitter is turned front, facing and looking slightly right. He is bare-headed, and his hair is falling long over the shoulders. He is clean-shaven. The sitter wears a doublet, with wide, falling-band collar, and drapery passing over the right shoulder, and under the left arm. The bust terminates in a low square base, inscribed on the front 'MILTON'. Terracotta, height 23 1/2 inches, dated 1738.

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Bust/Sculpture. John Milton (1608-1674). Rysbrack, John Michael (Briitsh, 1694-1770). The sitter is turned front, facing and looking slightly right. He is bare-headed, and his hair is falling long over the shoulders. He is clean-shaven. The sitter wears a doublet, with wide, falling-band collar, and drapery passing over the right shoulder, and under the left arm. The bust terminates in a low square base, inscribed on the front 'MILTON'. Terracotta, height 23 1/2 inches, dated 1738.

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  • Accession Number: M.2-1932
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/19.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Andrew Norman
  • Image height: 1050 pixels
  • Image width: 788 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 531.51kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 19/1
  • Captured: 2010:10:31 02:37:14

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18th Century authors British British School bust clothes clothing collar doublet English Fitz_AA Georgian hair hairstyle head John Michael Rysbrack literary figures long hair long haired male Milton poets portraits Rysbrack sculpture terracotta writer writing

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