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John Graham Lough


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 'ideal' 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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Edward Forbes, by Leonard Charles Wyon, after a bust by  John Graham Lough - NPG 1609

Edward Forbes

by Leonard Charles Wyon, after a bust by John Graham Lough
bronze medal, 1856-1891, based on a work of 1856
On display in the Room 26 wallcase at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1609

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