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Francis John Williamson (1833-1920), Sculptor

Artist of 3 portraits
Sculptor Francis Williamson was trained by John Bell, through him meeting the sculptor J.H. Foley. Williamson went to work for Foley, and stayed in his studio for most of the next two decades, first as student, then as assistant. Williamson was patronised by Queen Victoria, and produced a many statues of her. His other work is mainly portrait statues and busts, including memorials.

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Sir William Stirling-Maxwell, 9th Bt

by Francis John Williamson
plaster cast of bust, 1873
NPG 728

1178

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Francis John Williamson
plaster cast of bust, 1893
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1178