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Bushnell, John (<i>died</i> 1701), sculptor

John Physick

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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English sculptor. The son of a plumber, he was apprenticed to the sculptor Thomas Burman (d 1674). Before he had served his time he was forced to marry a servant seduced by Burman, but he stole £15 and escaped to Europe when sent to set up a Burman monument outside London. He worked his way as a journeyman–mason in France, the Netherlands and Italy and settled in Venice; there he was employed in

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