J. D. Sedding and His Wife Rose

J. D. Sedding and His Wife Rose by Frederick W. Pomeroy, R.A., 1856-1924. 1891. Bronze low relief rondel, diameter: 14cm/5.5 in. Inscribed, "R. O. SEDDING, J. D. SEDDING, F. W. POMEROY 1891." Private collection. Provenance: Handley-Read Collection. [Click upon image to enlarge it.]

In Victorian and Edwardian Decorative Art, Lavinia Handley-Read provided the following commentary: "John Dando Sedding and Rose, his wife, died within a few weeks of each other in 1891. Harry Wilson and Frederick Pomeroy, in the manner of the Arts and Crafts movement, had worked extensively in collaboration with Sedding's architecture. Together Wilson and Pomeroy created a memorial to the Seddings in the church in which they worshipped, St. Andrew's Holborn. The church was largely destroyed in the last war, and the monument disappeared. This replica of the central portait roundel” by Pomeroy is all that remains. There is a description in The Architect XL, 1888." [111]

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Victorian and Edwardian Decorative Art: The Handley-Read Collection. London: Royal Academy of Arts, 1972.

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