Lannt Thompson, an American sculptor, born in Queen's county, Ireland, in 1833. He came to the United States at an early age with his mother, a widow, who settled in Albany, N. Y. While studying in the medical college he also attended a drawing school, and was encouraged in his taste for art by William Hart and E. D. Palmer. When the latter opened a studio for sculpture in Albany, Thompson became his pupil, and remained with him nine years, making himself known by his ideal head of "Little Nell," which he twice copied to fill orders, and by his busts and medallion portraits. In 1858 he settled in New York, and was elected an associate of the national academy of design. In 1859 his bust of the "Trapper" secured his election as an academician, and he soon after became a member of the council; and he also served on the committee for the erection of the new building of the academy. He now (1876) resides in Florence, Italy. Among Mr. Thompson's principal works are a statue of Gen. John Sedgwick, erected at West Point; a colossal statue of Napoleon, now owned by Mr. Pinchot of Milford, Pa.; a statue of Gen. Winfield Scott, erected at the soldiers' home near Washington; a soldiers' monument at Pittsfield, Mass.; a statue of the Rev. Abraham Pierson, first president of Yale college, erected in the college grounds; and many busts and bass-reliefs.