According to the Mapping Sculpture site, Henry Poole (1873-1928), a sculptor and watercolorist, “studied at South London Technical School of Art c.1888 and then at the Royal Academy Schools between 1892-97. He was a pupil of Harry Bates and George Frederic Watts. Poole worked with the architect E.A. Rickards on many public buildings and monuments including Westminster Central Hall and Cardiff City Hall. He was made Professor of Sculpture at the Royal Academy Schools in 1921 and worked there till his death in 1928.” Son of the sculptor His father, Samuel Poole, was a sculptor, and his brother Samuel Poole, Jun., a painter.
- G. F. Watts
- Fat Friar
- Friar with a book
- Grotesque Friar with pig ears eating little fish in a soup dish
- Jolly Friar
- Head of a woman with flowing hair
- Artist with brush and palette
- Reader with large book
- Accordian Player
- Figure (devil?) holding mask
- Unity and Patriotism, Cardiff City Hall
- Nereids, Cardiff City Hall
- Maquette for Nereids on Cardiff City Hall
- Giraldus Cambrensis (Gerald of Wales)
- A Fat Friar Dozing
- Swimmers (on the façade of the Old Westminster Public Baths)
“Henry Poole RA.” Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951. University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011. Web. 13 June 2011.
Ward-Jackson, Philip. Public Sculpture of the City of London. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2003.
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