John Henry Foley

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Date of Birth May 24, 1818
Place of Birth Ireland
Date of Death Aug 27, 1874 (56)
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John Henry Foley

John Henry Foley, often referred to as J. H. Foley, was an Irish sculptor, working in London. he is best known for his statues of Daniel O'Connell in Dublin, and of Prince Albert for the Albert Memorial in London.

About John Henry Foley

Irish sculptor who made the statue of Daniel O'Connell in Dublin, as well as the statue of Prince Albert in London.

Before Fame

He was a student in the schools of the Royal Academy in London.


A statue of Foley himself at the Victoria and Albert Museum shows him with a moustache, wearing a floppy cap.

Family Life

His father was a glass-blower.


He and Augustus Saint-Gaudens were both sculptors from Ireland.

Information related to John Henry Foley

  • Irish sculptors
  • Burials at St Paul's Cathedral
  • Members of the Athenaeum Club, London
  • 19th-century sculptors
  • Royal Academicians
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Latest information about John Henry Foley updated on October 29, 2020.

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