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Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt

(1834-1890), Sculptor

Sitter in 16 portraits
Artist associated with 33 portraits
Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm worked initially as a medallist in his native city of Vienna. He was so successful when he exhibited his medals at the Exhibition of 1862 that he determined to abandon the execution of coins and medals and to concentrate instead on portrait busts and statuettes, chiefly equestrian. The large statue of Queen Victoria, executed in marble (1869) for Windsor Castle, and the monument of the Duke of Kent in St George's chapel, were his earliest great works. In 1881 he was appointed sculptor in ordinary to the queen. Boehm executed the equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington at Hyde Park Corner, and designed the coinage for the Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887.

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William Makepeace Thackeray, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt, after  James Deville - NPG 620

William Makepeace Thackeray

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt, after James Deville
plaster cast of bust, (1824-1825)
NPG 620

William Makepeace Thackeray, by Elkington & Co, after  Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt, after  James Deville - NPG 620a

William Makepeace Thackeray

by Elkington & Co, after Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt, after James Deville
electrotype of bust, 1881 (1824-1825)
NPG 620a

Sir Charles Thomas Newton, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt - NPG 973

Sir Charles Thomas Newton

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
plaster cast of bust, 1863
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 973

Stratford Canning, Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt - NPG 791

Stratford Canning, Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
plaster cast of bust, 1864
NPG 791

William Makepeace Thackeray, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt, after  Joseph Durham - NPG 495a

William Makepeace Thackeray

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt, after Joseph Durham
terracotta cast of bust, 1878 (1864)
NPG 495a

William Makepeace Thackeray, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt - NPG 1282

William Makepeace Thackeray

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
plaster cast of statuette, 1864
NPG 1282

John Leech, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt - NPG 866

John Leech

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
plaster cast of bust, circa 1865
NPG 866

Thomas Carlyle, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt - NPG 658

Thomas Carlyle

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
terracotta cast of bust, circa 1875
NPG 658

Thomas Carlyle, by Domenico Brucciani, after  Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt - NPG 1623

Thomas Carlyle

by Domenico Brucciani, after Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
plaster cast of hands, 1875
NPG 1623

Sir Henry Cole, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt - NPG 865

Sir Henry Cole

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
plaster cast of bust, 1875
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 865

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt - NPG 862

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
plaster cast of bust, 1875
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 862

George John Whyte-Melville, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt - NPG 3836

George John Whyte-Melville

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
marble bust, 1879
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3836

Robert Cornelis Napier, 1st Baron Napier of Magdala, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt - NPG 863

Robert Cornelis Napier, 1st Baron Napier of Magdala

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
plaster cast of bust, 1880s
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 863

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt - NPG 4291

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
terracotta head, circa 1880
NPG 4291

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt - NPG 1760

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
plaster cast of statuette, 1881
On display in Room 25 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1760

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt - NPG 860

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
plaster cast of bust, circa 1881
NPG 860

John Bright, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt - NPG 868

John Bright

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
plaster cast of bust, 1881
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 868

Samuel Johnson, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt, after a painting by  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG 621

Samuel Johnson

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt, after a painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds
painted plaster figure, 1881
NPG 621

John Ruskin, by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt - NPG 1053

John Ruskin

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
plaster cast of bust, 1881
NPG 1053

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