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Joseph Durham (1814-1877), Sculptor

Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist associated with 5 portraits
Joseph Durham was apprenticed to the sculptor John Francis and later worked under E.H. Baily. Between 1835 and 1878 he exhibited 128 works at the Royal Academy, and was elected an Associate of the RA in 1868. His most important commission was the Memorial to the Great Exhibition of 1851, which consists of a fountain surmounted by a bronze statue of Prince Albert and four figures representing the corners of the world.

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William Makepeace Thackeray

by Joseph Durham
plaster cast of bust, 1864
NPG 495


William Makepeace Thackeray

by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt, after Joseph Durham
terracotta cast of bust, 1878 (1864)
NPG 495a


Charles Knight

by Joseph Durham
marble bust, 1874
NPG 393


W.S. Ross

by Alexander Chisholm, after Joseph Durham
lithograph, mid 19th century
NPG D39885