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Thomas Woolner (1825-1892), Sculptor and poet

Sitter associated with 27 portraits
Artist associated with 23 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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1664

Joseph Mallord William Turner

attributed to Thomas Woolner
plaster cast of death-mask, 1851
On display at Tate Britain, London
NPG 1664

1672

Charles Joseph Latrobe

by Thomas Woolner
bronze medallion, circa 1853
NPG 1672

1671

William Charles Wentworth

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

1241

Thomas Carlyle

by Thomas Woolner
plaster cast of medallion, 1855
NPG 1241

3847

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Thomas Woolner
plaster cast of medallion, 1856
NPG 3847

947

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Mary Grant, after Thomas Woolner
marble bust, 1893 (1857)
NPG 947

1426

Sir James Brooke

by Thomas Woolner
marble bust, 1858
On display on the Staircase Hall at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG 1426

1673

Sir William Jackson Hooker

by Thomas Woolner
plaster cast of bust, 1859
NPG 1673

6387

George Warde Norman

by Thomas Woolner
plaster cast of medallion, 1859
NPG 6387

1669

Adam Sedgwick

by Thomas Woolner
plaster cast of bust, circa 1860
NPG 1669

2069

Sir Francis Palgrave

by Thomas Woolner
plaster cast of medallion, 1861
NPG 2069

1694

Arthur Hugh Clough

by Thomas Woolner
plaster cast of bust, circa 1863
NPG 1694

2071

William Gifford Palgrave

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

219

Richard Cobden

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

1032

Sir William Jackson Hooker

by Thomas Woolner
Wedgwood medallion, 1866
NPG 1032

1668

John Newman

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

1670

Sir (Henry) Bartle Frere, 1st Bt

by Thomas Woolner
plaster cast of bust, 1868
NPG 1670

1397

(John) Frederick Denison Maurice

by Thomas Woolner
plaster cast of death-mask, 1872
NPG 1397

1667

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Thomas Woolner
plaster cast of bust, 1873
NPG 1667

1666

Charles Kingsley

by Thomas Woolner
plaster cast of bust, 1875
NPG 1666