Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, R.A. (1834-1890) was an Austrian-born British sculptor. He is best known for his large-scale equestrian statues and portrait busts, and for his work in the medium of porcelain.
Boehm was born in Vienna and studied sculpture in his native Austria, before moving to England in the 1850s. He quickly established himself as one of the leading sculptors of his time and was elected a member of the Royal Academy in 1867. He was appointed as a sculptor to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and also received commissions from other members of the royal family, as well as from wealthy patrons and public institutions.
Boehm's most famous works include the statue of the Duke of Wellington that stands outside Apsley House in London, and the statue of King Edward VII in the City of London. His portrait busts of notable figures such more...
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