According to the Mapping Sculpture site, Kelsey “was the son of James Kelsey, an architectural sculptor active in the 1840s. Charles trained in his father's workshop and was apprenticed to John Kelsey, a bricklayer of Rotherhithe in 1834. In 1843 Kelsey entered the Royal Academy Schools on the recommendation of William Etty. At various times in the 1840s and 1850s he lived and worked in Liverpool.” He exhinbited 11 times at the Royal Academy between 1840 and 1877.
- Dublin, Edinburgh, Liverpool, and London, Smithfield Market
- Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales Going to St. Paul’s, Temple Bar Memorial
“Charles J. Samuel Kelsey.” Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 181-191. University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011. Web. 3 June 2011.
Ward-Jackson, Philip. Public Sculpture of the City of London. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2003.
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