The Guard Book Project – A Sculpture in the Making


Collections Management
September 28, 2017

In our sculpture gallery is an item, Loaned to us by The Tate Gallery,

(LOAN:TATE.161-2006)

Mankind; Carved Hopton Wood Stone; by Eric Gill (1882 – 1940).

Here on display.

Statue - Mankind, by Arthur Eric Rowton Gill (1882 - 1940), Hopton Wood Stone, 1927 - 28.
Statue – Mankind, by Arthur Eric Rowton Gill (1882 – 1940), Hopton Wood Stone, 1927 – 28.
LOAN:TATE.161-2006.

…but here in the Guard Book as it was being carved, in his studio in 1927, with the small reference model next to it.

Front view, with model in the foreground, 1927.

With the partly finished item below.

LOAN:TATE.161-2006
LOAN:TATE.161-2006
Statue Mankind by Eric Gill. 1927 – 28.
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Collections Management
September 28, 2017

VADAR & Image Archive administrator, started work here in 1983 under a different name of Steve Williams, and a smaller waistline, as a Conservation & Education department Photographer, Left in...

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