Gilbert Ledward Monolith exhibited 1936

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Gilbert Ledward 1888–1960
Date Exhibited 1936
Medium Limestone
Dimensions Object: 1540 x 320 x 320 mm, 400 kg
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1936
Not on display

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Gilbert Ledward was the son of the sculptor Richard Ledward. He studied at both the Royal College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools and won the first British School of Rome Scholarship in Sculpture in 1913. He served with the Royal Artillery during the First World War and from 1919 on executed many war memorials in towns throughout Britain. The low relief carving on all four sides of this Monolith was inspired by the low relief work of the Italian Renaissance sculptor Agostino di Duccio, particularly his monument to Sigismondo Malatesta in the Cathedral at Rimini.

August 2004

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