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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Joseph Nollekens (1737-1823), Sculptor

Sculptor.

'... bow-legged and hook-nosed, - indeed his leg was somewhat like his nose, which resembled the rudder of an Antwerp packet-boat' (J. T. Smith, Nollekens and his Times, 1920, I, p 73 with other equally spiteful remarks).

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Kenworthy-Browne n.d.
John Kenworthy-Browne, Joseph Nollekens RA, forthcoming biography.

Smith 1920
J. T. Smith, Nollekens and his Times, 2 vols., ed. Wilfrid Whitten, 1920.



This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.