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Cibber, Caius Gabriel (1630–1700), sculptor, was born in Flensborg, Schleswig-Holstein, the son of a cabinet-maker to Frederick III, the Danish king. When he was about seventeen he journeyed to Italy, where he was influenced particularly by the works of Michelangelo and Giambologna. He travelled to ...

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See Colt [formerly Poultrain or Poutrain], Maximilian

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Colt [formerly Poultrain or Poutrain], Maximilian (fl. 1595–1645), sculptor, was born at Arras. After a stay in Utrecht he went to England, probably as a protestant refugee. He was in London by 1595 and Anglicized his surname (his former name, Poultrain or Poutrain...

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Gott, Joseph (1785–1860), sculptor, was born probably in London and was baptized on 11 December 1785 at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, the son of John Gott and his wife, Elizabeth, née Yarwood. He was apprenticed in London to the sculptor John Flaxman between 1798 and 1802 and entered the ...

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Gertrude Anna Bertha Hermes (1901–1983) self-portrait, 1949 © Simon Hughes-Stanton & Judith Russell; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hermes, Gertrude Anna Bertha (1901–1983), printmaker, sculptor, and designer, was born on 18 August 1901 at Altena, Bickley, Kent, the second of five children of German-born parents, Louis August Hermes (1866–1949) and his wife, Helene, née Gerdes (1872–1949), of Altena, near Dortmund. Her father, who had lived in ...

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Hewetson, Christopher (1737/8–1798), sculptor, was born at Thomastown, co. Kilkenny, Ireland, the son of Christopher Hewetson JP (d. 1744) and his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Hewetson of Cloughsutton, co. Carlow. The Hewetson family can be traced back to Christopher Hewetson...

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Kearne, Andreas (fl. 1627–1641), sculptor, was probably German and may have been related to the Swabian sculptor Leonhard Kern (1588–1662). He was, however, also said to be a Dutchman and this may imply that he emigrated to England via the Netherlands and spent some time there. By June 1627 he was in ...

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Munro, Alexander (1825–1871), sculptor, was born on 26 October 1825 and baptized on 12 November 1825 in Inverness, the son of John Munro (c.1800–1879), dyer, and Isabella Macbean (c.1801–1888). His talent for carving thick slate pencils as heads and figures attracted the interest of ...

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Alexander Munro (1825–1871) by Arthur Hughes, c. 1870 © reserved; Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

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J. L. Caw

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Stevenson, David Watson (1842–1904), sculptor, was born at Ratho, near Edinburgh, on 25 March 1842, the son of William Stevenson, builder, and his wife, Margaret, née Kay. His younger brother, W. Grant Stevenson (1849–1919), was also a prolific sculptor, and his sister, Mrs Drew (...

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C. A. Harris

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Summers, Charles (1825–1878), sculptor, was born at East Charlton, Somerset, on 27 July 1825, the son of George Summers, mason, and his wife, Ruth (d. c.1840×45). His brother Joseph attained success as a musician, being awarded the degree of doctor of music, despite his artisan background. ...

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R. P. Bedford

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Tinworth, George (1843–1913), sculptor and potter, the fourth son of Joshua Tinworth, wheelwright, and his wife, Jane Daniel, was born at 6 Milk Street, Walworth, London, on 5 November 1843. The family was extremely poor and, as a child, he suffered considerable hardship. The strict, dissenting, religious beliefs of his parents restricted his education to biblical texts; throughout his life he remained semi-literate. His talent for wood-carving and modelling was developed first at the ...