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Thomas Woolner

(1825-1892), Sculptor and poet

Sitter in 28 portraits
Artist associated with 25 portraits
The only sculptor to be a founding member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Woolner first made his name with portrait medallions of Carlyle, Tennyson and other celebrated figures of the time. Portrait sculpture remained at the forefront of Woolner's practice, although he also executed occasional architectural and ideal works.

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William Charles Wentworth, by Thomas Woolner - NPG 1671

William Charles Wentworth

by Thomas Woolner
bronze medallion, circa 1854
On display in the Room 26: wall case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1671

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Mary Grant, after  Thomas Woolner - NPG 947

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

by Mary Grant, after Thomas Woolner
marble bust, 1893, based on a work of 1857
NPG 947

George Warde Norman, by Thomas Woolner - NPG 6387

George Warde Norman

by Thomas Woolner
plaster cast of medallion, 1859
NPG 6387

William Gifford Palgrave, by Thomas Woolner - NPG 2071

William Gifford Palgrave

by Thomas Woolner
plaster cast of medallion, 1864
On display in Room 23 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2071

Richard Cobden, by Thomas Woolner - NPG 219

Richard Cobden

by Thomas Woolner
marble bust, 1866
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 219

John Newman, by Thomas Woolner - NPG 1668

John Newman

by Thomas Woolner
plaster cast of bust, 1866
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1668

Charles Kingsley, by Thomas Woolner - NPG 1666

Charles Kingsley

by Thomas Woolner
plaster cast of bust, 1875
NPG 1666

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