Statues

Historic statuary is very vunerable in the open air. Damage is often caused by ill-considered handling, outright vandalism, natural weathering, accelerated by pollution, and in the case of the Venus and Cupid, Canadian geese. The restoration of stone statuary presents enormous problems. To match the stone for colour is difficult, while the sculptor has to recreate the style and movement of the original. Often the best option in the case of serious erosion or vandalism is to replace the original with a carved or cast copy.
  • Bust of poet Michael Rysbrack 1735, Temple of British Worthies, Stowe Landscape Gardens. (portland stone.) Clay portrait in studio bristol. 1993
  • The vandalised statue 1996 Sabrina by Peter Hollins, 1846. (portland stone.) The Dingle, Shrewsbury.
  • Sabrina by Peter Hollins, 1846. (portland stone) (For Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council)
  • Sabrina: Attaching arm head to the torso (For Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council)
  • Sabrina: Detail of new finger (For Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council)
  • Copy of new wing .1993 Venus and Cupid by Otto Spalmachi .1895. (marble.) Childe Beale Nature Reserve.
  • Fixing new wing. 1993
  • Cleaned and repaired statue. 1993
  • Cardinal Wolsey, anoymous 1930, (portland stone), Abbey Gardens Leicester.
  • Pediment sculpture (Figure of Plenty, Sir Robert Taylor) - Indents to lips, chin and breast: Mansion House, 2003 (for Cathedral Works Ltd)
  • Bust of Alexander Pope by Michael Rysbrack (mid 18th Century). Temple of British Worthies, Stowe School, 1993 (for Clivedon Conservation)
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