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Sir Thomas Brock

(1847-1922), Sculptor

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 9 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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Sir Thomas Brock, by James Russell & Sons - NPG P1700(94a)

Sir Thomas Brock

by James Russell & Sons
albumen print, circa 1901-1910
NPG P1700(94a)

Sir Thomas Brock, by Ralph Winwood Robinson, published by  C. Whittingham & Co - NPG x7354

Sir Thomas Brock

by Ralph Winwood Robinson, published by C. Whittingham & Co
platinum print, 1889, published 1892
NPG x7354

Sir Thomas Brock, by Maull & Fox - NPG x4676

Sir Thomas Brock

by Maull & Fox
albumen cabinet card, before 1889
NPG x4676

Sir Thomas Brock, by James Russell & Sons - NPG x4675

Sir Thomas Brock

by James Russell & Sons
albumen cabinet card, circa 1901-1910
NPG x4675

Arthur Brian Burton and Sir Thomas Brock with the staff of Arthur Brian Burton's foundry, by Frederick William Braddock - NPG x45231

Arthur Brian Burton and Sir Thomas Brock with the staff of Arthur Brian Burton's foundry

by Frederick William Braddock
printing-out paper print on photographer's mount, 28 May 1921
NPG x45231

Sir Thomas Brock ('

Sir Thomas Brock ('"The Queen's Memorial"')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 21 September 1905
NPG D45293


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