Model of the tomb of the Reverend Philip Thomas Buard (Tubby) Clayton, Cecil Thomas

Model of the tomb of the Reverend Philip Thomas Buard (Tubby) Clayton, Cecil Thomas

Model of the tomb of the Reverend Philip Thomas Buard (Tubby) Clayton
Cecil Thomas (born 03/03/1885 - died 16/09/1976)
England
About 1972
Wood, hardened plasticine and card
Height 18.5 cm
Museum no. A.51-1978
Bequeathed by the artist

This is the working model for a tomb of the Rev. Philip Clayton in All Hallows Church, Barking. The recumbent effigy is clothed in vestments, his right hand over his chest, his left arm at his side. A dog sits on a tasselled cushion at his feet. The effigy is supported by four lion cubs, one at each corner.

The Rev. Clayton was the founding Padre of Toc H (formerly known as Talbot House), a youth movement which sought to encourage racial harmony and philanthropic service. He did much to support Leprosy Relief and, too, East End Clubs and Settlements, and travelled widely between 1922 and 1966 on behalf of Toc H. Clayton also wrote on religious and social issues.