Art Union 19th Century Terracotta Statue by C B Birch 1873 London School of Art

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19th Century Terracotta Sculpture by C B Birch 1873 - London School of Art

A Terracotta Sculpture of Dick Whittington, leaning on the Milestone at Highgate Hill.

About the Sculpture: The sculptor C B Birch was born in Brixton, London but received most of his art training in a Berlin, where his family moved whilst he was a child.  His master at the German Academy of Arts was Christian Ranch. He returned to England at the age of 20, and entered the Royal Academy Schools. He won a £500 prize in the Art Union of London competition for a Wood Nymth.  Following the success of his stiriring Lieutenant Hamilton memorial, he was elected ARA in 1880.  His career was somewhat up and down, with periods of success and decline. Nor was he able to manage his financial affairs as well.  In later years, Birch suffered poor health and a decline output, and at his death, a contemporary journal wrote that "The property of the late Mr C B Birch ARA amounted to no more than £277.  Birch was a versatile artist, who tried various forms of sculpture, and painted portraits and water colour pictures. His familiar work in London includes the Griffin at Temple Bar in the Strand and Queen Victoria at Blackfriars Bridge, London.


Dimensions: Height 23"/58 1/2 cms , Base 8"/20 cms by 8"/20 cms.


Condition: Has general age wear and has a crack around the wrist, looks like the head/around the neck area as been repaired, Please contact us for more photo's.


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