A small English library plaster bust of Joseph Smith
the gentleman with tousled hair, high-collar, neckerchief and overcoat - raised on a socle, inscribed to the rear "Joseph Smith modelled by L Gahagan, published by John Taylor 1850".
Joseph Smith 1805-44 was an American writer, religious leader and visionary who founded Mormonism – the Church of Latter Day Saints.
Lucius Gahagan 1773-1855 was brother to the better known sculptor Sebastien Gahagan. London based they both may have studied under Nollekens.