Peter Turnerelli (c.1771 - 1839):
Peter Turnerelli was born in Belfast and was the grandson of an Italian refugee. He was educated in Dublin and moved to London, where he became a pupil of the sculptor Chenu and a student at the Royal Academy. He was appointed instructor in modeling to the royal princesses and lived at court from 1797 to 1800. George III, Wellington, Pitt and Grattan were among those whose busts he sculpted. A bust of Daniel O'Connell that he sculpted was extremely popular in Ireland. At Dumfries he designed the memorial over the grave of Robert Burns. He held regular exhibitions at the Royal Academy and died in London.
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