Nollekens and His Times. Volumes I & II.

By John Thomas Smith

Printed: 1828

Publisher: Henry Colburn. London

Edition: First edition

Dimensions 15 × 22 × 4 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 15 x 22 x 4


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Half maroon leather binding with gilt banding, decoration and title on the spine. Red and blue marbling on the boards. Dimensions are for one volume.

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With 100 plates and a voided stub. Nollekens (1737-1823) is regarded as the finest British sculptor of the eighteenth century although Smith portrays him as an awful miser in a biography that has been described as ” perhaps the most candid biography ever published in the English language. “.

Joseph Nollekens (1737-1823) was a London-based sculptor considered one of the greatest of the late eighteenth century. With King George III as his patron, he produced busts and sculptures of the likes of Laurence Sterne, William Pitt the Younger, Charles James Fox and the King himself. Written by John Thomas Smith (1766-1833), his executor.?

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