Biography of Nicholas Read 1733-1787

 St Martin in the Fields St James' Church, Kinnersley

Nicholas Read 1733-1787 is in Sculptors.

Around 1733 Nicholas Read was born.

From 1750 Nicholas Read (age 17) became an apprentice to Louis Francois Roubiliac (age 47); the only apprentice Roubiliac, who had vowed not to take apprentices, ever had.

In 1762 Nicholas Read (age 29) won a "premium" of 100 guineas from the Society of Arts for a marble figure of Actaeon and his dog.

On 11 Jan 1762 Louis Francois Roubiliac (age 59) died. He was buried in St Martin in the Fields [Map]. His funeral was attended by Joshua Reynolds (age 38) among many others. His apprentice Nicholas Read (age 29) took over his studio at 66 St Martin's Lane.

On 18 Sep 1764 Anne Jacobsen Lady Morgan (age 50) died. She was buried at St James' Church, Kinnersley [Map] where her uncle Theodore Jacobsen commissioned a monument by Nicholas Read (age 31).

Anne Jacobsen Lady Morgan: In 1714 she was born to Jacob Jacobsen of Walthamstow, Essex and Ann Heathcote. On 17 Dec 1750 John Morgan 4th Baronet and she were married. She by marriage Lady Morgan of Langattock in Monmouthshire.

From 1780 Nicholas Read (age 47) "lost his reason" ie had mental health problems.

On 11 Jul 1787 Nicholas Read (age 54) died. His will was read the next day.