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John Henry Foley (1818-1874), Sculptor

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist associated with 6 portraits
Born in Dublin, in 1835 he moved to London to study at the Royal Academy schools. He first exhibited in 1839, and from then on was much in demand for his sculpture. In 1844 Foley was chosen, along with Calder Marshall and John Bell, to produce sculptures for the decoration of the Houses of Parliament. In 1849 he was made an associate, and in 1858 a member, of the Royal Academy.

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Bryan Waller Procter (Barry Cornwall)

by John Henry Foley
marble bust
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 788


Michael Faraday

by Sir Thomas Brock, after John Henry Foley
marble bust, 1886 (1877)
On display in the Library at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG 748


Sir Charles Barry

by Leopold Wiener, probably after John Henry Foley
bronze medal, 1862
NPG D2910


Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

by Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, after John Henry Foley
photograph of statue, (1874-1876)
NPG D33766


Theobald Mathew

by Henry Adlard, after John Henry Foley
stipple engraving, (1864)
NPG D38312