Edwin Wilkins Field (1804-1871) law reformer, artist and promoter of art

Thomas Woolner (1825 - 1892)

Marble sculpture

1877
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
  • About the artist
    Sculptor Thomas Woolner was born in Suffolk but later moved to London. From 12 he was apprenticed to painter Charles Behnes, followed by his brother, sculptor William Behnes. In 1842 he entered the Royal Academy Schools, where he met Rossetti. With Rossetti, Millais, Holman Hunt and others he formed the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848. He emigrated to Australia in 1852 to try gold prospecting, later working as a sculptor in Melbourne. After receiving no major commissions, he returned in 1854 and persuaded Tennyson to sit for him. He produced architectural work, public statues, church memorials and imaginative pieces in England and throughout the Empire. He was elected RA (1874) and appointed Professor of Sculpture (1877). He died at 66.
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  • Details
    Title
    Edwin Wilkins Field (1804-1871) law reformer, artist and promoter of art
    Date
    1877
    Medium
    Marble sculpture
    Dimensions
    height: 202.00 cm, width: 65.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Origin uncertain
    Inscription
    l side: T Woolner RA.Sc.1877
    GAC number
    RCJ15406