Matthew Noble(1817?-1876), Sculptor
Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 7 portraits
Matthew Noble, portrait sculptor, was born in Hackness near Scarborough, and was the son of a stonemason. As a young man he left Yorkshire for London and studied under John Francis. From 1845 until his death he was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy. First became recognised after winning the competition to produce the Wellington Monument in Manchester (Piccadilly) in 1856.