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MILMORE, Joseph, sculptor, born in Sligo, Ireland, 22 October, 1842; died in Geneva, Switzerland, 10 January, 1886. He was taken to Boston, Massachusetts, when an infant, attended the Brimmer and Quincy schools, and was apprenticed to a cabinet-maker. Disliking that vocation, he abandoned it to become a marble-cutter, in which employment he developed a marked taste for architectural work. He then associated himself with his brother, Martin, and together they executed the "Sphinx" in Mount Auburn cemetery, and designed and executed the statuary in connection with Horticultural hall, Boston, and a large number of soldiers' monuments throughout the country, the most noteworthy of which is that on Boston common.--His brother, Martin, sculptor, born in Sligo, Ireland, 14 September, 1844 ; died in Boston Highlands, Massachusetts, 21 July, 1883, emigrated with his family to Boston in 1851, and took lessons in wood-carving in early life from his elder brother, Joseph. After his graduation at the Latin-school in 1860, he entered the studio of Thomas Ball, and several years later established himself in a studio of his own in Boston. In 1863 he cut for the Sanitary fair a statuette entitled "Devotion." He received the contract from the city for the soldiers' and sailors' monument on the common. He then went to Rome and studied for some time, completing designs for some parts of the monument while there. It was unveiled in 1877. (See illustration.) While in Rome, Mr. Milmore modelled busts of Pope Plus IX., Charles Sumner, Wendell Phillips, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and other eminent men. He designed the soldiers' monument at Forest Hill cemetery, and also the one at Charlestown. Among his works are busts of Longfellow, Theodore Parker, and George Tick-nor, in the public library, and the large ideal figures "Ceres," " Flora," and "Pomona," in granite on Horticultural hall. His bust of Charles Sumner, which was presented to George William Curtis by the state of Massachusetts after the delivery of the latter's eulogy before the legislature in 1878, has been placed by Mr. Curtis in the Metropolitan museum. Among Milmore's other public works are his statue of "America" at Fitchburg, soldiers' and sailors' monuments in many cities, statue of General Sylvanus Thayer at West Point, and the "Weeping Lion" at Waterville, Maine He designed, with his brother, the granite "Sphinx" at Mr. Auburn cemetery. Mr. Milmore's last work was a bust of Daniel Webster, which had been ordered by New Hampshire for the state-house at Concord.
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