Venus Fountain

This beatifully sculpted fountain with Venus, attended by cherubs and drawn by magical sea creatures was created by English/American sculptor, Thomas Waldo Story (1855 – 1915). Originally the fountain was part of a re-design of the gardens following the owner’s wedding in the early twentieth century. The...

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Prince Albert – “Man on the ‘Oss”

Prince Albert is portrayed in this Thomas Thornycroft sculpture in Field Marshall’s uniform with the Order of the Garter. It was unveiled in 1866 by Queen Victoria when she visited Wolverhampton; her first public engagement following Albert’s death.  Over the years vandalism had resulted in a broken and twisted...

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Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Monument

Situated high above the city of Stirling, this cast bronze memorial to the dead of the Boer War had suffered from exposure to wind and freezing rain and frost. Working closely with Historic Scotland, we removed the statue from its stone plinth and transported it 600 miles to our workshop. Here we stitched together cracks,...

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The sculpture had a new armature put in place and the pieces were carefully reinstated, The whole of the sculpture was suffering from minor corrosion which was sensitively removed and the whole thing cleaned with a non-ionic detergent prior to colour matching of the joins and infills and a microcrytaline wax finish.

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A Worker

by John Paddison (job no 3845) This fibreglass sculpture is one of several by John Paddison; artist and lecturer at Wolverhampton College of Art during the mid-1960s. It was acquired by Wolverhampton Art Gallery in 1961 and is thought to date from 1960, the year Paddison began to experiment with fibreglass, rather than his more...

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