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Sir George James Frampton

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Sir George James Frampton, by Sir George James Frampton, 1894 - NPG 3043 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir George James Frampton

by Sir George James Frampton
black chalk, 1894
19 3/8 in. x 15 in. (492 mm x 382 mm)
Given by Marion Harry Spielmann, 1939
Primary Collection
NPG 3043


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In youth Frampton preferred to be known not as a sculptor but as an art worker. Here he presents himself in a manner that he, and others, used for low relief, inscribed portrait plaques. Notable examples are his George Holt Memorial (University of Liverpool, 1897) and Charles Keene (Tate Britain). The drawing shows him working out lettering associated with the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society and the Art Workers Guild, of which he was to become a Master, and which was founded as a link between art and architecture

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