FO'LEY, JOIN HENRY (1818-741. An Irish sculptor. He was born in Dublin. May 24. ISIS. and studied at the Dublin Society of Art, and afterwards at the Royal Academy. Landon. Ile first exhibited, in 18311, the "Death of Abel" and "Innocence," and made a decided reputation by his "ha, and Pomade's," in Isto. The works of his earlier period arc eha•ly of our ideal ellar• aeter, and possess rare grace and freshness of eonerpt'toH. Among the ,i'st of them a re at the Stream" 181 I), the "Mother" 0851), the "Elder Brother in ('omus" ( " Egeria" 1 I s56 ) and %inlet:tees" are both Jri the Alai:shoe House, bonbon. In excelled, however, in his portrait statues, which are noted fur their strength of characterization. Among then] are those of I lantpden (1814), Sodden, and Sir Charles Barry, in the lloie4es of Parliament; the colossal loronze equestrian statue of Lord Ilardinge, and those of Lord Canning and Sir James Outram, Ilrodn•cal for Calcutta ; Lord Clive, produced for Shrewsbury; Oliver Gold• smith and Edmund Burke, for Dublin; Father Nl•thew, for Cork; the group "Asia" and the "Prince Consort," for the Albert Memorial in Hyde Park. The best of these works are Irrr haps the three Indian notables at Calentt», especially Outram. During the War of the Re bellion Foley designed the *ea] of the Confederate States of America. his last work was a bronze
statue of Stonewall Jackson, made for the State of South Carolina. lie died at Hampstead, Au gust 27, 1874. Ile was made an associate of the Royal Academy in 1849, and a member in 1858. FOLEY, Sir TnomAs (1757-1833). An Eng lish admiral. He entered the navy at the age of thirteen, and served on the Otter in Newfound land. In 1774 he went to Jamaica, and saw a good deal of service there against privateers; in 1778 he was made lieutenant and sent to Ameri ca. under Lord Longford. and a year later took part in the Spanish campaign which terminated in the relid of Gibraltar. After service in America again, in the West Indies. and off Toulon (1793-95), he took part in the battle of the Nile (1798), and was with Nelson in the Baltic in 1801. 1Iis commander offi.red him the post of captain of the fleet off Cadiz, but Foley was not well enough to go. In 1808 be beeame rear-admiral; in 1812 was vice-admiral; admiral in 1820, and in 1530 commander-in-chief at Ports mouth. where he died three years later. Consult Ilerbert, Life and Serriees of Admiral Sir Thomas Foley (Cardiff, 1884) .