Richard C.R. Barder, The Georgian Bracket Clock 1714-1830, Woodbridge, 1993, p.97, pl.IV/17 and pp.59-61, pls.II/41-43.
H.M. Vehmeyer, Clocks, Their Origin and Development 1320-1880, Vol.II, Gent, 2004, pp.670-671.
John Stephen Rimbault is recorded in Great St Andrews Street, London between 1744-1785. He appears to have specialised in musical and automaton clocks. The painted scene on the present clock may be attributable to the artist John (Johann) Zoffany, whom Rimbault employed after his arrival in England in 1761 as a decorative assistant to paint dials and automaton figures. A portrait of Rimbault pleased the clockmaker so much that he introduced Zoffany to the portrait painter Wilson, who employed him at £40 to fill in draperies. His talent was subsequenty recognized by David Garrick, for whom he painted pictures of actors on stage.