Marble portrait bust.
The bust was subscribed for by the friends and admirers of Alderman Nicholson. It was modelled for the Bolton Art Club exhibition of November 1893. The movement to memorialise Nicholson was started by Alderman Dobson, who sent a circular to the Mayor's friends. They had, Dobson said, had no difficulty raising the necessary funds.(1) The mayor prounounced the results "very excellent."(2)
William Nicholson, three times mayor of Bolton.
|Part of work||Material||Dimensions|
PMSA recording information
|Precise location||In corridor outside Hall of Remembrance|
|A-Z ref||p.145 F7|
|Date of design||November 1893-February 1894|
|Year of unveiling||1894|
|Unveiling details||7 September 1894|
|Commissioned by||Presentation Committee|
|Duty of care||Bolton MBC|
|Listing status||Not listed|
|At risk?||Not at risk|