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John Henning (1771-1851), Sculptor

Sitter in 19 portraits
Artist of 7 portraits
John Henning trained under his father as a builder before turning to wax portraiture. In 1803, after coming to London where he saw the Elgin Marbles, he turned to sculpture. Over more than a decade he carved a copy of the frieze, and sold copies of this in plaster at reduced size. He also continued to produce wax portraits, and some small portraits for reproduction in Wedgwood, and later on, made copies in plaster after the Raphael Cartoons at South Kensington, which were much admired. Henning exhibited at the Royal Academy in the 1820s, and at varying periods at the British Institution, and the Royal Scottish Academy. He was a founder member of the Society of British Artists.

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P6(151)

'Edie Ochiltree' (Elizabeth Cleghorn (née Cockburn); John Henning)

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(151)

P6(32)

John Henning

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(32)

P6(24)

John Henning; Alexander Handyside Ritchie

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(24)

P6(92)

John Henning

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(92)

P6(98)

The Torso

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(98)

P6(230)

The Nasmyth Tomb

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(230)

P6(31)

John Henning

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(31)

P6(156)

'Edie Ochiltree' (John Henning)

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(156)

x18788

John Henning

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG x18788

x18781

John Henning; Alexander Handyside Ritchie; David Octavius Hill

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, circa 1845
NPG x18781

Ax29508

Alexander Handyside Ritchie; John Henning

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
reproduction, 1840s
NPG Ax29508

x15273

John Henning

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
carbon print, 1840s
NPG x15273

x18756

Elizabeth Cleghorn (née Cockburn); John Henning

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1840s
NPG x18756

x18757

John Henning

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1840s
NPG x18757

x18790

David Octavius Hill, John Henning and others at Bonaly Towers.

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1840s
NPG x18790

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