John Francis Percy, Wax Modeller

(fl. 1819-1839)

Wax Modeller

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was son of Edward H. G. Percy, described as an "artist," and was born in 1801. He entered the Dublin Society's School in 1816 and won prizes for modelling in wax in 1819 and 1820. In 1821 he was living at 15 Lower Dorset Street and sent a "Model in wax" and a "Portrait of a Gentleman, in stained wax," to the exhibition in the Royal Arcade. In 1828 his name appears as an exhibitor in the Royal Academy of "Bacchus and Ariadne, an ornamental design." He again exhibited in 1831, 1833 and 1839. He worked as a designer and modeller for West, silversmith, in Capel Street, and afterwards in London for Elkington.

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