Joseph Kendrick (sculptor)

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Joseph Kendrick
Born (1755-06-04)4 June 1755
Nationality British
Occupation Sculptor

Joseph Kendrick (born 4 June 1755) was a British sculptor.


Joseph Kendrick was born on 4 June 1755. In 1771 he attended the Royal Academy Schools, and then followed a career as a sculptor. He was also active in music in London, and was described as an Alto in Doane's Musical Directory on 1794. Kendrick seems to have moved to Portsmouth after 1805.[1] In December 1813 the Royal Academy of Arts granted Kendrick the gold medal and a prize of fifty guineas for the best historical basso relievo.[2] In 1811 he made a monument to Colonel Sir William Myers, borrowing from the composition of Louis-François Roubiliac's tribute to Admiral Warren, but with the attendant female in a defiant rather than melancholy pose.[3] In 1829 the Royal Academy exhibited a bust of the organist Augustus Frederic Christopher Kollmann by Kendrick.[4]

Kendrick married a Miss Crow of Wateringbury.[5] Kendrick's older daughter Josephia Jane Mary Kendrick was an accomplished harpist who performed in public and later gave lessons in the harp.[6] His other children included Emma Kendrick (1788-1871), the miniaturist, and Josephus John Pinnix Kendrick, also a sculptor.[1] Emma won several prizes from the Society of Arts, and exhibited at the Royal Academy and other locations between 1811 and 1840.[7] In 1834 the Royal Academy exhibited a painting of Joanna Kollman by Emma Kendrick.[6]