Nollekens and his times, volume 2

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Nollekens and his times, volume 2  (1829) 
by John Thomas Smith

NOLLEKENS

AND HIS TIMES:

COMPREHENDING A

LIFE OF THAT CELEBRATED SCULPTOR;

AND MEMOIRS OF

SEVERAL CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS,

FROM THE TIME OF

ROUBILIAC, HOGARTH, AND REYNOLDS,

TO THAT OF FUSELI, FLAXMAN, AND BLAKE.


BY

JOHN THOMAS SMITH,

KEEPER OF THE PRINTS AND DRAWINGS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM.


SECOND EDITION.


IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.


LONDON:

HENRY COLBURN, NEW BURLINGT0N STREET.

1829.

LONDON:
PRINTED BY S. AND R. BENTLEY,
Dorset Street, Fleet Street.

CONTENTS

OF

THE SECOND VOLUME




Cause of Mr. Nollekens dismissing his Confessor. Songs of his youthful days. His bed. Unquiet nights productive of charity. Liberality to his domestics. Coarseness of his food and manner of eating. Inferiority of his wardrobe, and meanness of his domestic arrangements. Character of his drawings and those of other Sculptors. His Monumental designs and models. Infirmity of his latter days and death. Attested copy of his Will and Codicilsp. 1


Funeral of Mr. Nollekens. His wardrobe. List of his intended bequests. Professional anecdotes of him. Modelling in full dress. Taking casts from dead subjects. His mask of Mr. Pitt. Statue erected at Cambridge. Mrs. Siddons's remarks on it. Economy and profits of the Sculptor. Bust of Lord Londonderry. Economy in fuel. Fuseli's opinion of Nollekens. His bust of Mr. Coutts; anecdotes of its' execution. His collection of casts and models. Wigs painted by Lely and Kneller. Wycherley and Fielding wigs. Old system of wig-stealing. Mr. Nollekens's features of likeness in his busts. His busts of Mr. Fox30


Sale of Mr. Nollekens's collection of Sculpture. Mending antiques. Sale of his prints, &c. Account of his seated female figure. Patrons of modern English Sculptors. Antique foot. Sir Joshua Reynolds's throne chair. List of busts, monuments, and statues, executed by Nollekens. Chronological list of all his sculptures exhibited at the Royal Academy, from 1771 to 1816. Conclusion57




BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND ANECDOTES

OF SEVERAL ARTISTS AND OTHERS,

CONTEMPORARY WITH NOLLEKENS,

Page
ROUBILIAC 85
SCHEEMAKERS 99
RYSBRACK 111
LIART 114
CERACCHI 116
LOCATELLI 119
PROCTER 124
ZOFFANY 130
SHERWIN 136
GAINSBOROUGH 146
BACON 153
WILTON 164
BANKS 183
CARLINI 199
DR.BURNEY 203
WARE, and HIS COMPANIONS at OLD SLAUGHTER'S 208
RECOLLECTIONS OF PUBLIC CHARACTERS sometime Inhabitants of St. Martin's Lane 223
STRANGE 245
VIVARES AND WOOLLETT 250
ZUCCARELLI 255
LAROON 256
MACKLIN 276
PATTERSON, the Auctioneer 279
CUSSANS 285
OPIE 287
REYNOLDS 292
KEATE 301
DEARE 308
MAJOR 334
MORLAND 337
WILSON 341
HOGARTH 345
HAYMAN 353
BARRY 355
LEGAT 360
HUMPHREY 366
WEST 378
HALL 398
COSWAY 401
HARLOW 415
FUSELI 422
FLAXMAN 441
BLAKE 461