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Joseph Wilton (16 July 17221803) was an English sculptor and one of the founding members of the Royal Academy in 1768 (and the Academy's third keeper). July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... Events Abraham De Moivre states De Moivres theorem connecting trigonometric functions and complex numbers Publication of the first book of Bachs Well-Tempered Clavier Fall of Persias Safavid dynasty during a bloody revolt of the Afghani people. ... 1803 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... Sculptor redirects here. ... This article refers to an art institution in London. ... 1768 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...

Born to a wealthy family in London, Wilton trained in Flanders, Paris, Rome and Florence. Like many other artists of the day, he studied antiquities, and made numerous plaster casts and marble copies of classic works – many of these later formed the collection of Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond at Richmond House in west London. The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... Flanders (Flemish, Fleming) (Dutch: Vlaanderen (Vlaams, Vlaming), French: Flandre(s), (flamand, flamand), German: Flandern, (flämisch, Flame) has two main designations: a constituent region of the federal Belgian state trough its social and political organisations, and trough the institutions of the Flemish Community (with its own Flemish government... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Democratici di Sinistra) Area  - City Proper  1290 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,546,807 almost 4,000,000 1... Founded 59 BC as Florentia Region Tuscany Mayor Leonardo Domenici (Democratici di Sinistra) Area  - City Proper  102 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 356,000 almost 500,000 3,453/km² Time zone CET, UTC+1 Latitude Longitude 43°47 N 11°15 E www. ... Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond and Lennox (1733 - December 1806), was one of the most remarkable men of the 18th century, being chiefly famous for his advanced views on the question of parliamentary reform. ... Richmond is a suburb in southwest London, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ...

While in Florence, Wilton also made the acquaintance of Florentine painter Giovanni Battista Cipriani, who accompanied Wilton on his return to England in August 1755. Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727–1785), Italian painter and engraver, Pistoiese by descent, was born in Florence. ... 1755 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...

Once back in London, Wilton was named co-director of Lennox's Richmond House gallery, and established a workshop. This employed many assistants and it is said that Wilton often delegated completion of many works attributed to him to those assistants.

In 1761, he was first commissioned to produce a statue of King George III. Similar commissions followed, including one in 1766 from New York City. This massive statue portrayed the king on horseback in Roman garb, and was cast in lead and gilded before being shipped to America and erected at Bowling Green, near the tip of Manhattan in August 1770. It did not last long, being torn down by patriots in July 1776. George III (George William Frederick) (4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain, and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until 1 January 1801, and thereafter King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. ... 1766 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ... ANOD you suck!!! HAHAHHA Starting in the late 16th century, the English began to colonize North America. ... Bowling Green, shown in a composite photograph taken from the steps of the U.S. Custom House looking north along Broadway. ... Manhattan Borough,highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... 1770 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This article is about the year 1776. ...

Wilton's other works include many notable busts (eg: Oliver Cromwell), monuments (eg: James Wolfe's and Stephen Hales' memorials in Westminster Abbey, London) and other carvings including fireplaces and tables; he also designed the coach used for George III's coronation. Unfinished portrait miniature of Oliver Cromwell by Samuel Cooper, 1657. ... The Death of General Wolfe by Benjamin West. ... Stephen Hales (September 17, 1677 - January 4, 1761) was an English physiologist, chemist and inventor. ... Westminster Abbeys western facade The Collegiate Church of St Peter, Westminster, which is almost always referred to as Westminster Abbey, is a mainly Gothic church, on the scale of a cathedral, in Westminster, London, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. ...

In 1768, when Wilton was perhaps at the peak of his powers, he was elected a founder member of the Royal Academy. However, that year also saw him inherit his father's fortune and the new wealth diverted him away from sculpture to a life of dissolution. In 1786 he was declared bankrupt. He died in 1803 and was buried at Wanstead Church in east London. 1786 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their creditors. ... Wanstead is a place in the London Borough of Redbridge. ...

By some accounts, the town of Wilton, New Hampshire is said to have been named after Sir Joseph in 1762. Wilton is a town located in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. ... 1762 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...

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