Francis Bird

Sculptor, Visual Artist

1667 – 1731

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Who was Francis Bird?

Francis Bird was one of the leading English sculptors of his time. He is mainly remembered for sculptures in Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral. He carved a tomb for the dramatist William Congreve in Westminster Abbey and sculptures of the apostles and evangelists on the exterior of St Paul's, as well as the statue of Henry VI in School Yard, Eton College. Despite his success, later in life Bird did little sculpting. He had inherited money from his father-in-law and set up a marble import business.

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Born
1667
Westminster
Spouses
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Employment
  • Grinling Gibbons
    (1689 - )
  • Pierre Le Gros the Younger
Lived in
  • Brussels
    (1678 - )
  • Rome
Died
1731

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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