Albert Bruce-Joy (1842 - 1924):
Albert Bruce-Joy was born in Dublin and was educated at Becker's School, Offenbach; in Paris and at King's College, London. At the Royal Academy Schhols of Art in London, he studied to become a sculptor. He twice visited America and many of his statues are there. In 1878 he was awarded one of three medals given to British sculptors. In 1893 he was appointed a member of the Royal Hibernian Academy. He was responsible for the figure of Lord Kelvin in the Botanic Gardens, Belfast, modelled a bust of King Edward VII, and made his death mask. Examples of his work are in the National Portrait Gallery, the British Museum and the Ulster Museum.