Born Islington, London, he originally trained as a painter at
Antwerp Academy, 1870, but turned to sculpture while studying at
The sculptor of the Sir William Pearce Monument, Govan (1894),
amongst his many other public commissions are the statues to General
Gordon, Chatham (1890, repeated at Khartoum, 1904) and Queen
Victoria, Manchester (1901).
A close associate of Alfred Gilbert (1854-1934), and a contributor to
the New Sculpture movement, he exhibited busts, statuettes and genre pieces
at the RA
from 1875, and was elected ARA
, 1888, and RA
In 1903, he was commemorated with a monument in Grove End Road, London,
designed by Simpson, incorporating a copy of the Muse on his
Shelley Memorial, Oxford, of 1892, and a bronze portrait medallion
by A.O. Lucchesi.
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