Person    | Female  Born /12/1809  Died 1/2/1895

Mary Thornycroft

Categories: Sculpture

Sculptor. Born Norfolk but in 1823 her family moved to London, 56 Albany Street. Her father, John Francis, was a sculptor and she worked with him as assistant and pupil in Albany Street. In 1840 she married another of her father's students, Thomas Thornycroft.

A successful sculptor, the royal family used her for many commissions and her income supported the family since Thomas was not in such demand. And the Queen engaged her to teach Princess Louise. However as the daughter, wife and mother of other, mostly male, sculptors and artists her career is rather lost in theirs. See her husband, Thomas, for more information.

For more information on this sculptor we suggest the book ‘Working Against the Grain: Women Sculptors in Britain c.1885-1950’ by Pauline Rose.

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Mary Thornycroft

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Fame

The statue glistens with recent gilding. This was first done in 2002 in honou...

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Poets’ Fountain - Chaucer, Shakespeare & Milton

The seated figures represent the three Muses; the standing figures, the three...

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Steven Hunter

Steven Hunter

Sculptor. Educated at Southwark College of Art and Design. He has produced many sculptures for films and television programmes.

Person, Sculpture

1 memorial
John Ravera

John Ravera

Sculptor. Born Surrey, educated Camberwell, lived Bexleyheath. Other work in London: 'In Town' at the southern end of Battersea Bridge.

Person, Sculpture

2 memorials
John Gibson (sculptor)

John Gibson (sculptor)

Sculptor. Born near Conwy, Wales. Other work in London: Molyneux Mausoleum in Kensal Green Cemetery. Died Rome.

Person, Sculpture, Italy, Wales

1 memorial
Tom Paget

Tom Paget

Sculptor and medallist. Born in Watford to an artistic family as Thomas Humphrey Paget but known as Humphrey Paget (although the plaque names him as Tom Paget). Commissioned for coins featuring Edw...

Person, Sculpture

1 memorial
Walenty Pyrel

Walenty Pyrel

Born Poland.  Came to England aged 5.  

Person, Sculpture, Poland

1 memorial