Tuesday, 16 October 2012


"Music" 1894, Sir John James Frampton. A model for a relief, cast in plaster. One of the most significant sculptors of the Arts and Craft movement. He is better known for his Peter Pan sculpture in Kensington Gardens. I found it interesting that the same sweeping shape of the instruments are used in both. This work can be seen in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. At first I thought it was a wooden panel, but on closer inspection I saw that it was polychromed plaster. The pigments were very beautiful. I have not seen the silver panel it was to become, but I wondered if I would prefer this model as the colour would be lost in the translation to silver.

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