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Neville Northey Burnard

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Nevil or Neville Northey Burnard (11 October 1818 – 27 November 1878) was a 19th century English sculptor best known for his portrait figures. Life Burnard was born in the village of Altarnun, on the edge of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. He was the son of George Burnard, a local stonemason. He trained under his father and showed a talent from an early age. Aged sixteen years, he sculpted a relief portrait of John Wesley over the doorway of Altarnun Wesleyan chapel next to his home. He went on to win the Silver Medal of the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society for his group Laocoon and His Sons. Around 1835 Sir Charles Lemon MP became his patron and took him to London where he persuaded Francis Chantrey to take him and train him further in his studio. Burnard exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1848 to 1873. He became a celebrated society sculptor, was introduced to Queen Victoria, and his work was exhibited at the Royal Academy in London. He was in constant demand for public com
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