Durham, Joseph

BORN 1814, London - DIED 27 Oct 1877, London: 21 Devonshire Street
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (075/Inner Row (26191))

Joseph Durham started as an apprentice to the decorative carver John Francis. He worked for three years in the studio of E.H. Baily and in 1835 he first exhibited at the Royal Academy. His busts of Jenny Lind (1848) and Queen Victoria (1856) made him famous.

In 1858 he was elected to create the memorial to the Great Exhibition of 1858 which included the statue of Prince Albert, following Albert's death in 1861. It was created in the gardens of the Royal Horticultural Society at Kensington in 1863 and in 1890 it was moved to the present site near the Royal Albert Hall.

Durham was also known for his sculptures of boys in athletic poses. In 1866 he became an assoxiate of the Royal Academy.

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• made a sculpture of Lind, Jenny


The grave of Joseph Durham at Kensal Green Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (17 Aug 2017)


Paths of Glory, The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, London, 1997
Joseph Durham - Wikipedia

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Published: 16 Sep 2018
Last update: 16 Sep 2018