John Graham Lough was an English sculptor active, particularly in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and London, in the 19th century.
He was born on 8 January 1798 at Black Hedley Port, Greenhead in Shotley, Northumberland and died of bronchitis at his London home, 42 Harewood Square, on 8 April 1876. He was survived by his wife, Mary North (born 1791/2, died 1888) with whom he had two daughters, Mary Rebecca (b. 1832) and Georgina (b. 1834).
He is often described as a 'transitional sculptor' and worked on both portrait busts and monuments in marble and in bronze in an idealized, almost Romantic, and original style.
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