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John Graham Lough (1798-1876)

Artist associated with 3 portraits
Chiefly remembered for his funerary monuments, John Graham Lough had a successful career as a portrait sculptor, and also produced 'idea' male and female figures in the classical style. After an apprenticeship with a stonemason, Lough spent some time working as a stonemason in Newcastle before moving to London. He entered the Royal Academy schools in 1826 and gained early success as a sculptor, exhibiting at the Royal Academy from 1826. Lough spent the years 1834 to 1838 in Rome and on his return he built a successful portrait practice in London.

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Cuthbert Collingwood, Baron Collingwood

attributed to John Graham Lough
marble bust, circa 1845
NPG 1296


Robert Southey

by John Graham Lough
marble bust, 1845
NPG 841


Edward Forbes

by Leonard Charles Wyon, after a bust by John Graham Lough
bronze medal, (1856)
On display in Room 26 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1609