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Autobiography of Joseph Wilton, sculptor

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Reference code

YE/1

Title

Autobiography of Joseph Wilton, sculptor

Date

Aug 1799

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

Concerning his early education, removal to Nivelles with his father to study sculpture, journey to Paris to study at the Academie Royale, where he won a silver medal. Then details his journey through Italy, his winning of a gold medal premium from the Pope, and return to England in the company of Cipriani and Sir William Chambers.