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William Theed the Younger (1804-1891), Sculptor

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 4 portraits
William Theed, the younger was a sculptor, the son of the sculptor and painter William Theed the elder (1764-1817). Although versatile in his works, he specialised in portraiture, and his services were extensively used by the Royal Family. Initially trained by his father, William Theed the younger worked for several years in the studio of E.H. Baily the sculptor, and in 1820 was admitted to the Royal Academy Schools. In 1826 he went to Rome. Theed returned to London in 1848 and established a highly successful practice.

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John Gibson

by William Theed the Younger
marble bust, circa 1868
NPG 1795


Sir Henry Holland, 1st Bt

by William Theed the Younger
marble bust, 1873
NPG 1067


John Gibson

by Joseph Shepherd Wyon, after William Theed the Younger
bronze medal, 1874
NPG D2918


Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha; Queen Victoria

after a marble by William Theed the Younger
plaster cast of statue, 1868 (1863-1867)
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L179