John van Nost the younger (1713-1780) was the nephew of the noted Flemish-born British sculptor John van Nost and a noteworthy sculptor in his own right.
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He was born around 1712 in Piccadilly, London and was apprenticed to Henry Scheemakers in 1726.It is also highly likely that some training was at the direct hand of his uncle. It is probable that they worked together on pieces during his time in London from 1725 to 1729.
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Little is known of his time from 1729 to 1749 but it is presumed that he worked in Britain continuing on his uncle's name and reputation.
In 1750 he moved to Dublin in Ireland and, having little competition, appears to have had a monopoly of commissions in the area.In 1763 he is known to have a studio in a garden on the south side of St Stephen's Green in Dublin.
He made various trips to London, staying there 1776 until 1780.
Whilst some references are made to his "death" in 1780 this date appears to simply mark his return to Dublin, and died there in 1787.
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