Nollekens, Joseph

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Nollekens, Joseph

(nŏl`ĭkənz), 1737–1823, English sculptor, b. London. He studied in Rome and in 1770 returned to London, where he became the most fashionable portrait sculptor of his day. Among his famous busts are those of George III, the younger Pitt, Charles James Fox (1792, private coll.), Laurence Sterne (1766, National Portrait Gall., London), and Benjamin West. His numerous statues and groups in marble include Cupid and Psyche and Bacchus.
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Almost 50 years later Roubiliac's bust was again reproduced, this time by Joseph Nollekens.
Lemuel Francis Abbott shows Joseph Nollekens with his hand leaning on a sculpted head, while Frederic Leighton's self portrait shows him beside the Parthenon frieze.
The English sculptor, Joseph Nollekens, was summoned to take a death mask soon afterwards and from this made 15 busts, with the chest and shoulders modelled later from a Chelsea Pensioner who walked with two wooden legs and a crutch.
Works by the finest masters of the English school--the foreigners John Michael Rysbrack (1694-1770), Louis-Francois Roubiliac (1702/5-62) and perhaps Joseph Nollekens (1737-1823)-are highly sought after, especially if they are in good condition, original and unusual.