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Category Archives: Sculptors

Thomas Meyrick and his Fonts

To download Richard Barton’s essay entitled, ‘Thomas Meyrick and his Fonts,’ please press the link below: With thanks to Julian Orbach for kindly supplying the photographs

December 2, 2019 · 3 Comments

Gilbert Blount: A Victorian Architect through his diaries

BY PHILIPPA HUNTER An overshadowed architect, seen through the pages of his diaries … Press on the tab below to download this document: For permission to use these family photographs … Continue reading

May 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

William Drinkwater Gough

  WILLIAM DRINKWATER GOUGH By Michael Dummer (2008) The Search for St Alphege’s Sculptor – The Carvings at St Alphege’s Church, Oldfield Park, Bath At long last light has been thrown … Continue reading

July 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Brown Family – Carvers of the Caryatides

In 2003 Brian Torode was invited to research the relationship between two families of Brownwho lived in Tivoli, Cheltenham, one being the carvers of the Caryatides of Montpellier. Please click … Continue reading

August 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Philip Lindsey Clark

The following notes are the result of joint research by Brian Torode and Richard Barton… Jesu Salvator Mundi Bas Relief of the head of Christ in black slate with the … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · 5 Comments

James Ovens

The following notes are the result of joint research by Brian Torode and Richard Barton… C.M. 27.11.1886: Local sculptor Mr Ovens (a pupil of Mr Boulton of this town) has … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Alfred Bernard Wall (1849c – 1923) and W H Best

The following notes are the result of joint research by Brian Torode and Richard Barton… (In the 1851 census for Jacques Court, St Aldates, Gloucester, we find James Wall aged … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

R L Boulton & Sons

The following notes are the result of joint research by Brian Torode and Richard Barton… Believed to be founded in 1839 because Patrick Conoley recalls date of the Centenary Dinner … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · 7 Comments