Building professions and trades

Building professions and trades. Sir W. Hamo Thornycroft, R. A. (1850-1925). Granite. Institute for Chartered Accountants Building, 1888-93, Moorgate Place, City of London. Architect: John Belcher. [Larger image]. The figures include not only architect and engineer but also a hod carrier, architectural sculptor with his hammer, chisel, and carved moulding (at level of his knees), a carpenter, and surveyor. According to Ward-Jackson, Thornycroft executed the eighteen figures on the left (only eleven appear in the photograph above), and Stevenson did the remainder.

Photograph and caption by Robert Freidus. Formatting, perspective correction, and additional text by George P. Landow. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite it in a print one.]


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Skipwith, Peyton. "Bayes and the Art Workers Guild" in Gilbert Bayes Sculptor, 1972-1953. Eds. Louise Levine and Paul Atterbury. Shepton Beauchamp, Somersert (UK): Richard Dennis, 1998. 25-29.

Ward-Jackson, Philip. Public Sculpture of the City of London. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2003.

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