Monday, January 29, 2007

Sir George Frampton RA PRBS

Sir George Frampton
Frampton’s best known work is probably Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. It is hidden in a small dip at a junction of paths and can’t be seen from very far away. That is fine for intimate viewing but it is so easy to miss it altogether. In fact although there are a few sign posts, unless you were looking for it the chances are you would miss it which, believe me, would be a pity.

I have added a picture of the smaller version.

I like the monument to WS Gilbert (of Gilbert and Sullivan) surrounded by adoring women
and the Monument to Quintin Hogg below.


see also Amanda Sisk's American version in Camden NJ

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Sir Thomas Brock, R.A.

Sir Thomas Brock, R.A. Sculptor, (Great Britain)
1788- 1867
Neo-classicist sculptor and creator of the Nelson on Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, London. At school he portrayed his classmates in wax models in 1807 he went to London to become a pupil of J. Flaxman, in whose studio he was employed. He also attended the schools of the Royal Academy and he became a Royal Academician in 1821. Brock executed many portrait busts and statues, among those portrayed were Byron, Faraday and Lawrence.

His famous work "Eve at the fountain" was shown in 1818 at the Academy and is now in his native Bristol. It is at present exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, it has great presence, almost awe inspiring. Here are 3 different pictures of it from different sources
and a picture of an even better known statue in front of Buckingham Palace!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Two more works of note

“I admire your mission to un-earth all the English sculpture that got buried when Henry Moore was canonized -- I know that there's a lot to be found.” Chris Miller...

I will only give the briefest CVs of artists but will include links to other sites that include biographical information and contain more works for viewing.

Here are a two works of other British sculptors which I will add to gradually.
Frederick William Pomory and the Welsh Sir William Goscombe John,