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Joseph Nollekens (1737-1823), Sculptor

Sitter in 14 portraits
Artist associated with 19 portraits
The sculptor Nollekens built his reputation on the production of portrait busts. While studying the antique and practising in Rome between 1762 and 1770, Nollekens established a network of aristocratic British patrons. After returning to Britain in 1770, he was elected a Royal Academician and quickly became London's most fashionable sculptor. In the 1770s and 1780s he produced several Neo-classical marbles and developed a brisk trade in church monuments.

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1437

The Academicians of the Royal Academy

by John Sanders, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
watercolour and ink, (1772)
NPG 1437

1437a

Key to 'The Academicians of the Royal Academy'

by John Sanders, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
pencil, circa 1773
NPG 1437a

30

Joseph Nollekens

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, circa 1797
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 30

360

Joseph Nollekens

by James Lonsdale
oil on canvas, circa 1818
NPG 360

D21304

The Academicians of the Royal Academy

by Richard Earlom, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
mezzotint, published 1773
NPG D21304

D10716

Royal Academicians

by Charles Bestland, after Henry Singleton
stipple engraving, published 1802 (1795)
NPG D10716

D36021

Key to Royal Academicians

by Charles Bestland, after Henry Singleton
stipple engraving, published 1802 (1795)
NPG D36021

D12265

'[Frontispiece to hints to J. Nollekens, Esq RA]'

by James Sayers, published by R. Spencer
soft-ground etching, published 19 July 1808
NPG D12265

D3727

Joseph Nollekens

by Charles Turner, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, published 1814
NPG D3727

D19879

Joseph Nollekens

by Charles Turner, published by Abraham Wivell, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, published 24 December 1814
NPG D19879

D14363

Joseph Nollekens with a bust of Charles James Fox

by Giovanni Vendramini, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
stipple engraving, published 21 October 1816 (circa 1797)
NPG D14363

D12090

Joseph Nollekens

by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 1854 (11 February 1810)
NPG D12090

D38983

Joseph Nollekens with a bust of Charles James Fox

by Giovanni Vendramini, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
stipple engraving, published 21 October 1816 (circa 1797)
NPG D38983

D19817

Joseph Nollekens with a bust of Charles James Fox

by Giovanni Vendramini, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
stipple engraving, published 21 October 1816 (circa 1797)
NPG D19817

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