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John Henry Foley (1818-1874), Sculptor

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist associated with 6 portraits
Born in Dublin, in 1835 he moved to London to study at the Royal Academy schools. He first exhibited in 1839, and from then on was much in demand for his sculpture. In 1844 Foley was chosen, along with Calder Marshall and John Bell, to produce sculptures for the decoration of the Houses of Parliament. In 1849 he was made an associate, and in 1858 a member, of the Royal Academy.

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John Henry Foley

by Charles Bell Birch
plaster medallion, circa 1876
NPG 1541


John Henry Foley

by John Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1850s
NPG Ax14825


John Henry Foley

by Ernest Edwards, published by Lovell Reeve & Co
albumen print, published 1863
NPG Ax13822


John Henry Foley

by John Watkins
albumen print, 1850s
NPG Ax27724