Thomas Nicholls (sculptor)

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Thomas Nicholls
Animal Wall 5 Cardiff.jpg
The Bear – one of Nicholls's sculptures for the Animal Wall
Born c. 1825[1][2]
Westminster, London[1][2][3]
Died 24 March 1896[2]
Clapham, London[1]
Nationality English
Notable work

Thomas Nicholls (c. 1825 – 24 March 1896) was an English sculptor.[2] He established a long partnership with the architect William Burges,[3] beginning with Burges's first major commission, Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork. He then followed Burges to Cardiff, working on both Cardiff Castle and Castell Coch, the fantasy palaces Burges constructed for John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute.

Nicholls had two sons who followed him as sculptors, Thomas O. Nicholls (born c.1863) and Edward W. Nicholls (born c.1867).[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Nicholls, Thomas", Art Collections Online, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, retrieved 25 March 2018 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Thomas Nicholls – Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851–1951". Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Thomas Nicholls". 9 December 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 

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