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Hamo Thornycroft (1850-1925), Sculptor; son of Thomas Thornycroft and Mary Thornycroft
Sir (William) Hamo Thornycroft
Sitter in 16 portraits
Artist of 4 portraits
Sir (William) Hamo Thornycroft trained in his father's studio and in 1869 entered the Royal Academy Schools, where he benefited from the teaching of Lord Leighton. In 1872 he travelled via France to Italy. In Paris he was impressed by the work of such nineteenth-century sculptors as Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Francois Rude and Paul Dubois, and in Italy he particularly admired the work of the early Renaissance masters Ghiberti, Donatello and Verrocchio.