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John Edward Carew

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John Edward Carew (c. 1782 – 1 December 1868) was a notable Irish sculptor during the 19th century. His most prominent work is The Death of Nelson, one of the four bronze panels on the pedestal of Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square. Life Thought to be the son of a local stonemason and sculptor, Carew was born in Tramore near Waterford on the southern Irish coast. He studied art in Dublin. Around 1809, he came to London to work for Sir Richard Westmacott. For part of the time which he worked with Westmacott he also had his own studio in the Edgware Road. In 1831 he moved to a studio in Brighton, to be nearer Petworth House, home of George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont who was his main patron from the mid-1820s until the earl's death in 1837. Carew later moved to Grove House near Petworth. When Lord Egremont died leaving no provision for him in his will, the sculptor sued the Earl's executors for £50,000. Ten thousand pounds of this was for "loss of time in the atten
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