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Joseph Nollekens

Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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The sculptor Nollekens built his reputation on the production of portrait busts. While studying the antique and practising in Rome between 1762 and 1770, Nollekens established a network of aristocratic British patrons. After returning to Britain in 1770, he was elected a Royal Academician and quickly became London's most fashionable sculptor. In the 1770s and 1780s he produced several neoclassical marbles and developed a brisk trade in church monuments.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London


Date

c.1797

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 77.1 x W 63.5 cm

Accession number

30

Acquisition method

Given by Henry Labouchere, 1858

Work type

Painting


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