The Sculpture Journal

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 2, 2014

A Creative Engagement with Historic and Modern Sculpture: Waldo Story's Fallen Angel
In 1887, the Anglo-American-Italian sculptor Waldo Thomas Story (1855-1915) exhibited a marble group entitled The Fallen Angel at the Grosvenor Gallery in London (fig. 1). Founded in New Bond Street in 1877 by Sir Coutts Lindsay and his wife Blanche...
Chryselephantine and Polychrome: Richard Cockle Lucas and the Effect of Coloured Ivories in Mid-Victorian Britain
The Victoria and Albert Museum holds a rare and largely overlooked collection of 21 ivory carvings from the mid-nineteenth century by the today little-known Victorian sculptor Richard Cockle Lucas (1800-83), of which at least nine examples show traces...
Eccentric Objects: Rethinking Sculpture in 1960s America
Jo Applin, Eccentric Objects: Rethinking Sculpture in 1960s America New Haven and London, Yale Universit y Press, 2012, 176 pp., 40 colour and 38 b & w illustrations, £35. ISBN 978-0-300-18198-2When you next see a copy of the Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's...
Editorial
Sculpture Journal has always prided itself on being a publication that disseminates new scholarship on sculpture from younger and less established writers as well as from senior researchers. It does this both through its 'open' issues and through its...
Encountering Victorian Sculpture: Recollections of Objects, People and Publications
Rebecca Wade in conversation with Ben ReadRW: I would like you to talk about the exhibitions and publications that have advanced our understanding of Victorian sculpture, beginning with the work of the Fine Art Society and their 1968 exhibition British...
Framing Victoria: Royal Portraiture and Architectural Sculpture in Victorian Britain
In March 1901 the 'topic of the month' in the Review of Reviews, a monthly periodical published between 1890 and 1919, was the national memorial to Queen Victoria, who had died in January 1901 after sixty-three years on the throne.1 A committee had been...
George Frampton's Homes and Studios in St John's Wood: A Sculptor's Architectural Ideal Realized
A remarkable, though late, example of architecture stemming from the Æsthetic and Arts and Crafts Movements has been overlooked to the extent that it is not even mentioned in the relevant volume of Buildings of England.1 This complex of house and two...
Introduction: Displaying Victorian Sculpture
Photographed in his studio in 1883, William Calder Marshall, one of the most successful sculptors in Victorian Britain, sits among many of his works. These include a commemorative monument, the seated figure of Samuel Crompton (1862), dominating the...
Italian Tricks for London Shows: Raffaele Monti at the Royal Panopticon
Raffaele Monti (1818-81) was a Milanese sculptor who fought in the first Italian war of independence, fled to Britain following the Battle of Custoza in 1848, established himself in London and worked there until his death. Monti became known for feats...
Luca Della Robbia: South Kensington and the Victorian Revival of a Florentine Sculptor
The time has come for doing justice to [Luca della Robbia]. Amongst the men of genius of the middle ages who remained without appreciation, few were so long or so completely forgotten.1In Britain, over the course of the nineteenth century, Luca della...
On Re-Displaying Victorian Sculpture
The exhibition Sculpture Victorious: Art in an Age of Invention, 1837-1901 takes place at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 11 September-30 November 2014, and Tate Britain, London, 25 February-25 May 2015. It is curated by Martina Droth, Head...
Postcards from the Edge? Thomas Woolner's Captain Cook for Sydney: For Sophie Matthiesson, Tanya Gerstle and Ben Madden
The extremist edge of pre-Pre-Raphaelitism?Who cares about Victorian monuments? According to Tapati Guha-Thakurta, whereas in their country of origin memorials seem to lack 'animation and affect', and encourage neither 'intensity of attachment' nor 'disavowal',...
The Production and Display of Domenico Brucciani's Plaster Cast of Hubert le Sueur's Equestrian Statue of Charles I
In the spring of 1853 a wooden structure was erected around the equestrian statue of Charles I by the French sculptor Hubert Le Sueur, which had been completed in 1633 and installed at Charing Cross by 1675.1 The purpose of this 'snug house-like hoarding',...
Thomas Brock: Forgotten Sculptor of the Victoria Memorial
Frederick Brock, edited by John Sankey, Thomas Brock: Forgotten Sculptor of the Victoria Memorial Bloomington IN, Author House, 2012, 187 pp., $56.45, £23. ISBN 1-800-839-8640In 1986 the Victoria and Albert Museum acquired an undated and at the time...
Transparent Forms: Tinting, Whiteness and John Gibson's Venus
There is a familiar story about John Gibson's Tinted Venus that has been told and re-told (fig. 1). This story explains how, as more and more archaeological evidence for the Greeks' use of polychromy on marble statuary emerged, Gibson started to experiment...
Ugo Nespolo: Films & Visions, 1967-2010/arte Povera: A Film by Beatrice Merz and Sergio Ariotti
Ugo Nespolo, Ugo Nespolo: Films & Visions, 1967-2010 Rome, Rarovideo, 2011, £22.90. ISBN 803-2-7062-1514-5, DVD (PAL), 136'Sergio Ariotti and Beatrice Merz, Arte Povera: A Film by Beatrice Merz and Sergio Ariotti Tur in, Hopefulmonster Editore, 2012,...
Victoria and Albert Museum: Baroque & Later Ivories
Marjorie Trusted, Victoria and Albert Museum: Baroque & Later Ivories London, V&A Publishing, 2013, 544 pp., 800 colour illustrations, £85. ISBN 978I851777679Who would have guessed that in the field of Old Master sculpture the millennium would...
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