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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.