Joseph Edgar Boehm, British (1834-1890) A bronze model of The Suffolk blacksmith
depicting a Suffolk Punch horse rearing beside a blacksmith, on a naturalistic oval base, dark brown patination, signed BOEHM58cm high
Born in Vienna, Boehm was the son of the Hungarian sculptor Joseph Daniel Boehm. He studied under his father before leaving to study in both Paris and Italy. He settled in England in 1862 and acquired many patrons amongst the English nobility and royalty. Queen Victoria admired his work greatly and appointed him Sculptor in Ordinary. Boehm portrayed Queen Victoria and Prince Albert several times. He is also known for his portrait busts of many celebrities amongst them Franz Liszt, Charles Darwin and Benjamin Disraeli.