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Category: Art
Reference No: 8532
Status: Available
Price: £10.00
  Joseph Edgar Boehm

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Austrian-born sculptor who exhibited 123 works at the Royal Academy, from 1862 to his death..

Boehm shot to fame as an exhibitor at the 1862 International Exhibition and he became a British subject three years later. A colossal statue of Queen Victoria, executed in marble (1869) for Windsor Castle, and the monument of the Duke of Kent in St George's chapel made him a favourite of the Royal family. In 1882 he was elected to the Royal Academy and in 1889 was created a baronet.

Boehm's most famous pupil was the Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, daughter of Queen Victoria. She was at his house, at 76 Fulham Road in London, when Boehm died suddenly on 12 December 1890, provoking juicy gossip about a sexual relationship between the two.

This is a fine ink signature and date (1882) on a small card (2.75" x 1.5"). In very good condition.