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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 Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt, after  Joseph Durham - NPG 495a

William Makepeace Thackeray

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

W.S. Ross, by Alexander Chisholm, after  Joseph Durham - NPG D39885

W.S. Ross

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

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