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George Gammon Adams

(1821-1898)

Artist associated with 22 portraits
The portrait sculptor and medallist George Gammon Adams studied at the Royal Academy Schools from 1840, and spent a further year studying in Rome under John Gibson six years later. He came to prominence through success in various competitions, and after exhibiting works at the Great Exhibition (and designing prize medals for it) in 1852 was chosen to model the death mask of Wellington, afterwards making a marble bust of this. Subsequently, he was commissioned to produce several public monuments, and also modelled a series of busts, mostly in the 1850s and 1860s.

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Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, by George Gammon Adams - NPG 2155a

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by George Gammon Adams
plaster cast of death-mask, 1852
NPG 2155a

Sir Charles James Napier, by George Gammon Adams - NPG 1198

Sir Charles James Napier

by George Gammon Adams
plaster cast of bust, 1853
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1198

Sir Charles James Napier, by William Henry Egleton, published by  John Murray, after  George Gammon Adams - NPG D38463

Sir Charles James Napier

by William Henry Egleton, published by John Murray, after George Gammon Adams
stipple engraving, 1857
NPG D38463

Sir William Francis Patrick Napier, by William Henry Egleton, published by  John Murray, after  George Gammon Adams - NPG D38468

Sir William Francis Patrick Napier

by William Henry Egleton, published by John Murray, after George Gammon Adams
stipple engraving, published 1857
NPG D38468

Sir Thomas Lawrence; Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (on reverse), by George Gammon Adams, after  Edward Hodges Baily, and after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D2921

Sir Thomas Lawrence; Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (on reverse)

by George Gammon Adams, after Edward Hodges Baily, and after Sir Thomas Lawrence
bronze medal, 1860
NPG D2921

William Dyce, by George Gammon Adams - NPG D2914

William Dyce

by George Gammon Adams
bronze medal, 1867
NPG D2914

William Etty, by George Gammon Adams - NPG D2915

William Etty

by George Gammon Adams
bronze medal, 1872
NPG D2915

William Mulready, by George Gammon Adams - NPG D2924

William Mulready

by George Gammon Adams
bronze medal, 1877
NPG D2924

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