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Joseph Nollekens (1737-1823), Sculptor

Sitter in 14 portraits
Artist associated with 20 portraits
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 Neo-classical marbles and developed a brisk trade in church monuments.

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1891

Laurence Sterne

by Joseph Nollekens
marble bust, circa 1766
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1891

996

Samuel Johnson

by Edward Hodges Baily, after Joseph Nollekens
marble bust, 1828 (1777)
On display in the Great Staircase Hall at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 996

139

Charles James Fox

after Joseph Nollekens
terracotta bust, 1791
NPG 139

L226

Charles James Fox

by Joseph Nollekens
marble bust, 1796
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L226

3887

Charles James Fox

by Joseph Nollekens
marble bust, 1805
NPG 3887

1240

William Pitt

by Dominick Andrew Olivieri, after Joseph Nollekens
marble bust, 1823 (1806)
NPG 1240

120

William Pitt

by Joseph Nollekens
marble bust, 1808
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 120

1657

Spencer Perceval

studio of Joseph Nollekens
marble bust, (circa 1812)
On display on Floor 2: Turning Heads at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 1657

D31619

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford

by A. Smith, after Edward Francisco Burney, after Joseph Nollekens
line engraving, circa 1802
NPG D31619

D37414

Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh)

by Georg Siegmund Facius, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Joseph Nollekens
stipple engraving, published 17 December 1814
NPG D37414

D36539

Samuel Johnson

by William Thomas Fry, published by and after Abraham Wivell, after Joseph Nollekens
stipple engraving, published 26 June 1815 (1777)
NPG D36539

D37610

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by E. Bocquet, after John Taylor, after Joseph Nollekens
stipple engraving, published 1815
NPG D37610

D1331

Charles Burney

by Abraham Wivell, after Joseph Nollekens
stipple engraving, published 1819
NPG D1331

D37777

Charles James Fox

by William Pether, published by John Brydon, after Joseph Nollekens
mezzotint, published January 1792
NPG D37777

D37778

Charles James Fox

by Thomas Gaugain, after Simon de Koster, after Joseph Nollekens
stipple engraving, published 1798
NPG D37778

D37779

Charles James Fox

by Thomas Gaugain, published by John Brydon, sold by Mr Debrett, after Simon de Koster, after Joseph Nollekens
stipple engraving, published 1798
NPG D37779

D40245

William Pitt

by James Heath, after Edward Francisco Burney, after Joseph Nollekens
line engraving, (1812)
NPG D40245

D40237

William Pitt

by Joshua (or John) Kirby Baldrey, after Joseph Nollekens
stipple engraving, circa 1815
NPG D40237

D15781

Charles Burney

by Abraham Wivell, published by James Asperne, after Joseph Nollekens
stipple engraving, published 1 April 1819
NPG D15781