Nollekens


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Nollekens

(ˈnɒləkɪnz)
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(Biography) Joseph. 1737–1823, British neoclassical sculptor of portrait busts, tombs, and mythological subjects
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In the 18th century, Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, and twice Prime Minister, was painted by Reynolds and sculpted by Nollekens but, more importantly, was an ardent patron of Stubbs.
Lemuel Francis Abbott shows Joseph Nollekens with his hand leaning on a sculpted head, while Frederic Leighton's self portrait shows him beside the Parthenon frieze.
One can also wonder whether Audran's report of the different sets of measurements in existence explains the personal tone of some of the claims made on some drawings of statues: the eighteenth-century English artist Joseph Nollekens, for instance, on the back of his measured drawings vouches for their accuracy:
17) John Thomas Smith, Nollekens and his Times, ed.
A further highlight of the early years of the collection is the Joseph Nollekens (d.
The English sculptor, Joseph Nollekens, was summoned to take a death mask soon afterwards and from this made 15 busts, with the chest and shoulders modelled later from a Chelsea Pensioner who walked with two wooden legs and a crutch.
Almost 50 years later Roubiliac's bust was again reproduced, this time by Joseph Nollekens.
For all his discernment in recognising the genius of Turner and in buying work by other artists such as Joseph Nollekens, John Flaxman and Thomas Phillips, he could offer his patronage to men of considerably lesser talent.
Works by the finest masters of the English school--the foreigners John Michael Rysbrack (1694-1770), Louis-Francois Roubiliac (1702/5-62) and perhaps Joseph Nollekens (1737-1823)-are highly sought after, especially if they are in good condition, original and unusual.
John Kenworthy-Browne specialises in late-Georgian sculpture, with particular interest in Nollekens and Canova.