Gott, Joseph (DNB00)

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GOTT, JOSEPH (1785–1860), sculptor, born in 1785, was a student at the Royal Academy, and in 1819 was gold medallist for a group of ‘Jacob wrestling with the Angel.’ He exhibited this and other works at the Royal Academy in 1820, and in 1821 ‘Sisyphus’ and other groups. In 1826 he exhibited ‘A Sleeping Nymph’ and ‘A Gleaner.’ Gott was patronised by Sir Thomas Lawrence, and also by Benjamin Gott, who was not related to him, and sent him to Rome, where he lived until his death there in 1860. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1830 to 1848. His principal works were executed for Armley House and Church at Leeds, the residence of his patron Gott; they include a recumbent figure for his patron's tomb.

[Redgrave's Dict. of Artists; Graves's Dict. of Artists, 1760–1880; Seubert's Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon; Royal Academy Catalogues.]

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