NOLLEKENS, JOSEPH *#
- Born: 1737 Died: 1823
Sculptor, of London, for whom see Rupert Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851 (revised edition, ), 276-279. For Ireland Nollekens designed the monument to Henry and Peter Leslie in Hillsborough Church of Ireland church, Co. Down (1774). Potterton suggests that the bust of Wills Hill, first Marquess of Downshire, in the same church may also be by him and points to Nollekens - who is known to have worked for the Welbore Ellis family in England - as the possible author of the memorial to Dr Welbore Ellis which was formerly in Christ Church cathedral, Dublin, Two busts from this memorial survive in the cathedral crypt.(1)
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(1) Homan Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 73.
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|Building:||CO. DOWN, HILLSBOROUGH, CHURCH OF ST MALACHI (CI)|
|Nature:||Monument to Henry Leslie, DD, and Peter Leslie, DD. For Henry Leslie (son of Peter). (Bust of Earl of Hiillsborough removed to Hillsborough Castle.)
Homan Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 73, Pl. 43.