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Sir Thomas Brock (1847-1922), Sculptor

Sitter in 8 portraits
Artist associated with 7 portraits
Born in Worcester, Brock came to London in 1866 to train in the studio of the sculptor, John Henry Foley. On Foley's death in 1874, Brock completed a number of Foley's commissions and for almost the following fifty years was one of the most prolific sculptors of public monuments and statuary in Britain. He sculpted numerous statues, such as that of Sir Henry Irving which stands just north of the National Portrait Gallery and the huge memorial to Queen Victoria in front of Buckingham Palace.

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Michael Faraday

by Sir Thomas Brock, after John Henry Foley
marble bust, 1886 (1877)
On display in the Library at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG 748


Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton

after Sir Thomas Brock
bronze cast after plaster bust, 1923 (1892)
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1957a


Queen Victoria

by Sir Thomas Brock
marble statue, before 1902
On display at 15 Carlton House Terrace, London
NPG 6174


Joseph Lister, Baron Lister

by Sir Thomas Brock
plaster cast of bust, circa 1913
NPG 1958


Joseph Lister, Baron Lister

by Sir Thomas Brock
bronze bust, 1922 (circa 1913)
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1958a


Queen Victoria

by George William De Saulles, after Sir Thomas Brock, after William Wyon
silver medal, 1897
NPG D36107