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Joseph Edgar Boehm (also known as Josef Erasmus Bohm)

Who was Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm?

Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm was a sculptor active in the late-19th century and created a Statue of Queen Victoria (LB II) in 1888, which was erected on present site on College Green, Bristol in 1953.

Life and Work

Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm (born Josef Erasmus Bohm) (1834-1890) was born to Hungarian parents in Vienna, Austria, where he was educated, later coming to England to further his studies. He settled in England in 1862, and was naturalised British in 1865.

He died just three years after creating the Queen Victoria statue.

There is a memorial to Boehm in the crypt of St Paul's Cathedral in London.

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