Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Close

  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty

Nollekens and His Times

£50.00

Product description

This biographical study of the artist and sculptor Joseph Nollekens was written by John Thomas Smith, Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum and originally published in 1829. This 1920 edition in two volumes was edited and annotated by Wilfred Whitten, has a detailed index, eighty-five illustrations (plates) and was published by John Lane The Bodley Head in London and New York.

The two volumes are in good used condition commensurate with age. In overall sound condition, the boards are somewhat worn and faded, and there is minor foxing to the edges of text block and the occasional page.

Born in London, Joseph Nollekens was the son of a Flemish genre painter. He trained with a Flemish sculptor in London before going to Rome in 1762. In this venerable city, Nollekens learned from the antique, perfecting a Neoclassical style that soon earned him a reputation and a small fortune. He was particularly popular among the English tourists who visited Rome on the Grand Tour.

Returning to England in 1770, Nollekens soon became a member of the Royal Academy. While he was a prolific tomb-maker, he is best known for his portrait busts in plaster or marble. His own favorites were the rare mythological statues he carved, particularly the goddesses, whose elegance recalls Mannerist sculpture. Despite his wealth and reputation, Nollekens was known for his parsimonious and eccentric ways. A former student, who claimed to have been deceived into believing that he would inherit Nollekens's fortune with several other of Nollekens's associates, wrote a spiteful biography about him.

Item details

Author(s):
Smith, John Thomas; Whitten, Wilfred (ed.)
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8vo - 8 - 10
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
805
Publisher:
John Lane The Bodley Head
Title:
Nollekens and His Times

Standard UK Delivery (£3.95 per order)

Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 21 days.
Returns policy

About this item

This biographical study of the artist and sculptor Joseph Nollekens was written by John Thomas Smith, Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum and originally published in 1829. This 1920 edition in two volumes was edited and annotated by Wilfred Whitten, has a detailed index, eighty-five illustrations (plates) and was published by John Lane The Bodley Head in London and New York.

The two volumes are in good used condition commensurate with age. In overall sound condition, the boards are somewhat worn and faded, and there is minor foxing to the edges of text block and the occasional page.

Born in London, Joseph Nollekens was the son of a Flemish genre painter. He trained with a Flemish sculptor in London before going to Rome in 1762. In this venerable city, Nollekens learned from the antique, perfecting a Neoclassical style that soon earned him a reputation and a small fortune. He was particularly popular among the English tourists who visited Rome on the Grand Tour.

Returning to England in 1770, Nollekens soon became a member of the Royal Academy. While he was a prolific tomb-maker, he is best known for his portrait busts in plaster or marble. His own favorites were the rare mythological statues he carved, particularly the goddesses, whose elegance recalls Mannerist sculpture. Despite his wealth and reputation, Nollekens was known for his parsimonious and eccentric ways. A former student, who claimed to have been deceived into believing that he would inherit Nollekens's fortune with several other of Nollekens's associates, wrote a spiteful biography about him.

Author(s):
Smith, John Thomas; Whitten, Wilfred (ed.)
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8vo - 8 - 10
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
805
Publisher:
John Lane The Bodley Head
Title:
Nollekens and His Times

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is currently free, no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 14 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 21 days


This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £8.00

Outside Europe: £15.00

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

To find out more about volunteering with Oxfam, please visit our how to volunteer page.

Oxfam Bookshop Sevenoaks

Oxfam Bookshops sell a wide range of second-hand books in excellent condition and at a fraction of the original retail price. Our bookshop in Sevenoaks offers a wide selection of children's books and paperback fiction but we also stock specialist non-fiction including Art, History, Cookery, Gardening, Sport, Travel and Transport. In addition to our reading material, we sell Vinyl, DVDs, CDs, Sheet Music and greeting cards. We also sell Antiquarian and collectible books and a selection of these books can also be found on the Oxfam Online Shop. Come and browse!

For the latest updates from the shop find us on Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

View Shop