T. Stirling LEE 1857–1916
Sculptor, particularly of reliefs and portrait heads; was a pioneer with Havard Thomas in carving his own marble; also helped Gilbert and Behnes to revive the cire-perdue process of bronze casting. Born 16 March 1857 in London. Studied at the R.A. Schools 1876–80, winning a Gold Medal and a Travelling Scholarship; under P.-J. Cavelier at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1880–1; and in Rome 1881–3. Made bas-reliefs for Leeds Town Hall and carvings for Westminster Cathedral. Member of the National Portrait Society 1910–15. Died in London 29 June 1916.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I