In Focus
The Singer exhibited 1889 and Applause 1893 by Edward Onslow Ford

ISBN 978-1-84976-388-2


We are grateful to Professor Jason Edwards for his development of this project, the first in the series of In Focus publications. Professor Edwards was able to complete his research into Ford’s sculptures as part of the University of York’s partnership with Tate.
We are also grateful to Neal Spencer of the British Museum for his contribution and for deciphering previously untranslated hieroglyphs on the bases of The Singer and Applause. Finally, we should like to thank Pip Laurenson, Head of Collection Care Research at Tate, for allowing us to republish an early essay about her discovery of the true surface and colours of The Singer.
Professor Jason Edwards, University of York
Neal Spencer, Keeper, British Museum
Pip Laurenson, Head of Collection Care Research, Tate
Series editor: Jennifer Mundy, Head of Collection Research, Tate
Project editor: Christopher Griffin, Collection Research Manager, Tate
Digital editor: Alex Cary, Digital Editor (Research), Tate

How to cite

‘Acknowledgements’, in Jason Edwards (ed.), In Focus: 'The Singer' exhibited 1889 and 'Applause' 1893 by Edward Onslow Ford, Tate Research Publication, April 2013,, accessed 20 May 2018.