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William Goscombe John
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William Goscombe John by George Roilos
Born (1860-02-21)21 February 1860
Cardiff, Wales
Died 15 December 1952(1952-12-15) (aged 92)
London, England
Education South London School of Technical Art (Jules Dalou and William Silver Frith)
Known for Sculpture
Movement New Sculpture

Sir William Goscombe John R.A. (21 February 1860 – 15 December 1952), was a Welsh sculptor.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Canton, Cardiff [1] and as a youth assisted his father, Thomas John, a wood carver, in the restoration of Cardiff Castle. He initially studied in his home town, attending the Cardiff School of Art.[2] He went to London in 1882 and studied at the City and Guilds of London Art School (then known as the South London School of Technical Art) under Jules Dalou and William Silver Frith and afterward at the Academy schools, where he won the gold medal and a traveling scholarship in 1887. In 1890-91 he studied in Paris. He married Swiss-born Marthe Weiss. Their daughter Muriel married the son of artist Sir Luke Fildes.

Goscombe John was commissioned to design many public monuments and statues of public figures such as the shipping magnate and philanthropist John Cory; John's statue of the latter was erected in front of City Hall, Cardiff. In 1921 he designed the memorial at Port Sunlight to the employees of Lever Brothers Ltd who had died in World War I; he also sculpted portraits of Lord and Lady Lever. He received a gold medal in Paris in 1901, was made a Royal Academician in 1909, was knighted in 1911, and became corresponding member of the French Institute. He settled in Greville Road, Kilburn, London (in a house that had previously belonged to Seymour Lucas), and is buried in Hampstead Cemetery. The memorial statue of his wife, which he designed when she died in 1923, was stolen from the cemetery in 2001 but recovered after a few months; it was put into secure storage, but was again stolen in early 2007.

Port Sunlight and Lever Brothers Ltd Employees War Memorial[edit]

Name Location Comments Image
Port Sunlight and Lever Brothers Ltd Employees War Memorial Port Sunlight Merseyside This elaborate memorial bears various inscriptions. The main inscription reads

"THEIR NAMES SHALL LIVE / FOR EVER AND / THEIR GLORY / SHALL NOT BE/ BLOTTED OUT"

Then on a south facing panel the inscription reads

"THESE ARE NOT DEAD / SUCH SPIRITS NEVER DIE / ON THE ADJOINING PANELS ARE INSCRIBED / THE NAMES OF THOSE / FROM THE OFFICES AND WORKS OF / LEVER BROTHERS LIMITED / AND THEIR ASSOCIATED COMPANIES OVERSEAS / AND ALSO FROM PORT SUNLIGHT / WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 1919 / (NAMES)"inscription

The north facing panel has the following inscription

"THIS MEMORIAL / ERECTED BY LEVER BROTHERS LIMITED / AND THE COMPANY'S EMPLOYEES IN ALL / PARTS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE AND IN / ALLIED COUNTRIES WAS UNVEILED ON / DECEMBER 3RD 1921 BY / SERGEANT E.G. EAMES OF PORT SUNLIGHT / WHO LOST HIS SIGHT AT THE FIRST BATTLE OF THE SOMME IN FRANCE 1916 AND BY PRIVATE R.E. CRUICKSHANK OF THE LONDON / BRANCH OFFICE WHO WAS AWARDED THE / VICTORIA CROSS IN 1918 FOR CONSPICUOUS / BRAVERY AND DEVOTION TO DUTY IN PALESTINE / (NAMES)"inscription

At the base of the plinth and on the south side is written

"THE NAMES OF ALL WHO SERVED NUMBERING OVER FOUR THOUSAND AND RECORDED IS A BOOK DEPOSITED BENEATH THIS STONE AND ALSO IN SIMILAR BOOKS IN CHRIST CHURCH AND IN THE LADY LEVER ART GALLERY" inscription

Finally on the wall surrounding the central platform are the words

"DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORI / THEIR NAME SHALL REMAIN FOR EVER AND/THEIR GLORY SHALL NOT BE BLOTTED OUT" inscription

and on the reverse of the wall

"TO OUR GLORIOUS DEAD" inscription

The memorial itself comprises a Celtic Cross with chamfered shaft placed on an octagonal podium with eleven surrounding sculptured figures and twelve relief panels. There are steps on the north, south, east and west sides. The free standing figures depicts soldiers, women and children in various poses and the reliefs depicts ambulance men with wounded soldiers, gunners, sailors and anti-aircraft guns. The memorial honours 511 men who gave their lives in the First World War and 117 men lost in the Second World War.[3] The unveiling took place on 3 December 1921. Photograph on the right shown courtesy Man vyi. There are some other photographs in the gallery below.
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Gallery of images Port Sunlight War Memorial[edit]

The Northumberland Fusiliers Memorial "The Response"[edit]

" The Response"
Name Location Comments Image
The Northumberland Fusiliers Memorial "The Response" Newcastle Tyne and Wear This memorial is located by Barras Bridge just by St Thomas the Martyr Church. The inscriptions read

"NON SIBI SED PATRIAE / THE RESPONSE 1914" inscription

and

"QUO FATA VOCANT/ TO COMMEMORATE THE RAISING OF THE B COMPANY / 9TH BATTALION AND THE 16TH, 18TH AND 19TH SERVICE / BATTALIONS, NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILERS, BY THE / NEWCASTLE AND GATESHEAD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AUGUST - OCTOBER 1914" inscription

The memorial comprises a granite base with a large group of figures on one side, all in bronze, and on the other side three figures carved from granite. The memorial is known by the name "The Response" and shows the men of Tyneside rushing to join the Colours. Other men follow carrying tools or rifles. Some of the men wear uniforms and other working clothes. Some of the men are saying goodbye to their families and others wave. Flags flutter above and a winged figure sounds a trumpet. One of the granite figures on the other side of the memorial is St George who is flanked by a soldier in the Northumberland Fusilier's unifom of the Great War period and another soldier who wears the uniform of 1674, the year the Regiment was formed. The unveiling took place on 5 July 1923 the ceremony being led by HRH Prince of Wales. The memorial was the gift of Sir George and Lady Renwick. It commemorated the contribution made to the war effort by the Northumberland Fusiliers, the safe return of the Renwick's five sons from the Great War and Sir George Renwick's 50 years of commercial involvement in the Newcastle Quayside.[4]
The response, 1st world war memorial, Newcastle Upon Tyne - geograph.org.uk - 934871.jpg

Other works.War Memorials[edit]

Name Location Comments Image
Lampeter War Memorial Lampeter Ceredigion This memorial stands in Lampeter's Bryn Square and is inscribed

"TO THE/ IMMORTAL MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF LAMPETER/ AND OF NURSE RICHARDS/ WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919/ NOBLY THEY DID THEIR DUTY/ AND SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES/ DEFENDING THEIR HOMES AND COUNTRY/ MEWN ANGOR NI CHANT FOD/ (NAMES)/ THIS INSCRIPTION IS/ IN REMEMBRANCE OF ALL/ WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES/ 1939-1945/(NAMES)" inscription

The memorial consists of a square granite plinth on a raised terrace surmounted by a bronze by Goscombe John depicting a soldier standing with slung rifle and one foot resting on a rock. The memorial was unveiled in October 1921.[5][6]
LampeterWarMemorial.jpg
The Men of Penarth War Memorial Penarth South Glamorgan This memorial stands in Alexandra Gardens with the inscription

"IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF PENARTH/ WHO DIED/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 1918/ ALSO/ 1939 1945" inscription

The memorial comprises a white granite stepped obelisk with a winged "Victory" figure on the side of the obelisk facing the sea. "Victory" holds both wreath and sword and stands on the prow of a ship.

The memorial was unveiled on 11 November 1924.[7]

Alexandra Park, Penarth - geograph.org.uk - 1152143.jpg
Llandaff and Llandaff Cathedral School War Memorial Llandaff South Glamorgan This memorial which stands on Cathedral Green has an inscription on the central plinth reading

"LLANDAFF REMEMBERS/ HER OWN SONS/ AND THOSE OF/ THE CATHEDRAL SCHOOL/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ NON SIBI SED PATRIAE" inscription

The names of those honoured being listed on two outer plinths. Goscombe John has sculpted some figures in bronze and these stand atop the plinth. The figure on the central plinth is a robed figure with one arm raised in blessing whilst there is a shield on his other arm. He is flanked by an armed schoolboy and an armed workman these representing two future soldiers in training, one drawn from Llandaff Cathedral School the other from the population of Llandaff itself. The memorial was unveiled 18 October 1924by the Earl of Plymouth.[8]
Cathedral School War Memorial - geograph.org.uk - 976529.jpg
Royal Welch Fusiliers Memorial Bodhyfryd Clwyd The memorial was moved from its original site at the junction of Bodhyfryd and Chester Roads due to an increased volume of traffic and is now located at the junction of Regent Street and Grosvenor Road in Wrexham. The main inscription reads

"TO THE/ IMMORTAL MEMORY/ OF THE ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS/ DUW CADWR BRENIN/ DROS RHYDDID COLLASANT EU GWAED" inscription

with a further inscription on the left wall reading

"HEFYD I GOFIO'R FFIWSILWYR CYMREIG BRENHINOL/ A SYRTHIODD YN YR AIL RHYFEL MAWR 1939-1945" inscription

and another on the right side wall reading

"ALSO IN MEMORY OF THOSE ROYAL WELCHMEN/ WHO FELL IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945" inscription

The memorial comprises an Ashlar granite pedestal with flanking walls. The central pedestal is surmounted by bronze figures by Goscombe John these dressed in the 18th and 20th Century uniforms of the Royal Welch Fusiliers. The unveiling ceremony took place on 15 November 1924.[9]
Memorial to 2nd Battn Royal Sussex Regiment -1882 to 1902 Eastbourne Sussex Located in Cavendish Place, Eastbourne, this memorial comprises a two stepped granite octagonal base, set in the junction of the road. bronze plaques are positioned on the south west and north west sides and these have reliefs showing soldiers in action in the Black Mountain and Tirah expeditions. On the South East face is the dedicatory inscription and there is a list of names on the north west face. At the base Goscombe John has sculpted a young officer in the uniform of the Bengal Regiment prior to the Indian Mutiny. He wears a plumed shako and has a downward facing drawn sword in his right hand. His left hand rests on his hip. There is a cannon to the rear. The inscription on south-east face reads

"ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT/ TO THE/ HONOUR AND GLORY/ OF/ THE OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED/ OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE 2ND BAT-/-TALION ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT, FORMERLY 107 REGIMENT/ BENGAL INFANTRY WHO LOST THEIR LIVES/ DURING THE SRVICE OF THE BATT-/ -ALION ABROAD IN MALTA EGYPT/ AND IN INDIA FROM 1882 TO 1902/ AND IN SPECIAL MEMORY OF THE CA-/-MPAIGNS IN WHICH THE BATTALION/ TOOK PART THE BLACK MOUNTAIN/ EXPEDITION OF 1888 AND THE TIRAH/ CAMPAIGN OF 1897-98 THIS MEMORIAL/ HAS BEEN ERECTED BY THEIR COMRADES" inscription

The inscription on the north west Face reads

"2ND ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT/ ROLL OF OFFICERS NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND/ MEN WHO DIED WHILE THE BATTALION WAS ON FOREIGN/ TOUR OF SERVICE FROM 21 JULY (...?) UNTIL 11 DEC 1902 1882-1902/ IN 1882/ (Names)/ IN 1883/ (Names)/ IN 1884/ (Names)/ IN 1885/ (Names)/ IN 1886/ (Names)/ IN 1887/ (Names)/ BLACK MOUNTAIN EXPEDITION 1888/ (Names)/ IN 1889/ (Names)/ IN 1890/ (Names)/ IN 1891/ (Names)/ IN 1892/ (Names)/ IN 1893/ (Names)/ IN 1894/ (Names)/ IN 1895/ (Names)/ IN 1896/ (Names)/ TIRAH EXPEDITION 1897-1898/ IN 1897/ (Names)/ IN 1898/ (Names)/ IN 1899/ (Names)/ IN 1900/ (Names)/ IN 1901/ (Names)/ IN 1902/ (Names)" inscription

The memorial was unveiled on 7 February 1906.[10]
Llanelli War Memorial Llanelli Carmarthenshire The memorial is located opposite the Town Hall. Inscription reads

"TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THE MEN OF LLANELLY/ TEYRNGED LLANELLI I'W GWRONIAID/ PRO PATRIA - 1914-1919 - 1939-1945" inscription

Memorial comprises a plinth surmounted by a bronze infantryman wearing helmet with his rifle slung over one arm. He stands with his arm around a bare-chested gunner who stands with cap and hands to his front. Unveiling took place in 1923. Image shown courtesy David Daniel.[11]
Llanelli War Memorial.jpg
Carmarthen County War Memorial Carmarthen

Carmarthenshire

This memorial is located in Priory Street and has an inscription on the front face reading

"TO THE/ IMMORTAL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ CARMARTHENSHIRE/ WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ MEWN ANGOF NI CHANT FOD" inscription

and on the face to the rear

"TO/ ONE THOUSAND NINE/ HUNDRED AND TEN/ NURSES AND OFFICERS/ AND MEN/ OF ALL RANKS/ FROM THIS COUNTY ALSO/ TO THE SACRED/ MEMORY OF ALL/ THOSE FROM/ CARMARTHENSHIRE/ WHO FELL IN THE/ SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945/ CYFAREDD COF YW HIRAETH REMEMBER THE FALLEN/ KOREA/ 1950-1954/ ER COF AM Y RHAI A GOLLWYD" inscription

The memorial comprises a stone plinth with a soldier on the top. He stands at ease, bareheaded and with rifle and bayonet. Unveiled 5 September 1924.[12]
CarmarthenCountyWarMemorial.jpg
Wigan and District South African War Memorial Wigan Greater Manchester Memorial located in Wigan's Mesnes Park. Comprises an inscribed plinth originally surmounted by a highly detailed stone figure of an officer in Boer War campaign uniform and slouch hat holding a bronze banner and pistol. Sadly the statue was subjected to repeated vandalism and after the sword had been repeatedly stolen the statue was removed by the council and dumped! The memorial commemorates the Second Boer War (1899-1902).[13]
Memorial to the Engine Room Heroes of the "Titanic" Liverpool Merseyside This memorial stands on Pier Head in Liverpool. It is inscribed on the north face

"IN HONOUR OF / ALL HEROES OF THE / MARINE ENGINE ROOM / THIS MEMORIAL / WAS ERECTED BY / INTERNATIONAL SUBSCRIPTION" inscription

and on the south face

"THE BRAVE DO NOT DIE / THEIR DEEDS LIVE FOR EVER / AND CALL UPON US / TO EMULATE THEIR COURAGE / AND DEVOTION TO DUTY" inscription

Comprises a granite column with a carved Egyptian scene at the top and statues of engineers by Goscombe John on the West face. There are depictions of Water,Earth,Sea and Fire on each corner. The memorial commemorates the 122 Engineers who died when RMS Titanic sunk on 15 April 1912.[14]
Titanic memorial, Liverpool skyline.jpg
Kings Liverpool Regiment Memorial Liverpool Merseyside This memorial is located in St Johns Gardens in Liverpool. A central granite pedestal is surmounted by Goscombe John's depiction of "Britannia". The pedestal is flanked by arching walls with the figure of a serviceman at each end. At the left end of the wall is a soldier of 1685 whilst a soldier of 1902 stands at the right end. At the foot of the pedestal are carvings of guns and other military equipment. At the memorial's rear is the Regimental badge, a sphinx and below the figure of a drummer boy dressed in the uniform of 1743. He sits on a rock and beats the "Call to Arms". The inscription on the front face reads

"THE/ KINGS/ LIVERPOOL/ REGIMENT/ THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY THE OFFICERS/ NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE/ REGIMENT AND BY THE GRATEFUL CONTRIBUTIONS/ OF THE PEOPLE OF LIVERPOOL IN MEMORY OF/ THEIR COMRADES AND FELLOW CITIZENS WHO/ DIED DURING THE CAMPAIGN IN AFGHANISTAN 1878-80/ BURMA 1885-1887 AND SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902/ SOME FELL ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE SOME DIED/ OF WOUNDS AND SOME OF DISEASE BUT ALL GAVE/ THEIR LIVES FOR THE HONOUR OF THE REG-/-IMENT THEIR CITY AND THEIR COUNTY" inscription

Further inscriptions record some of the battles in which this regiment fought-BLENHEIM. RAMILLIES. OUDENARDE./ MALPLAQUET. DETTINGEN. DEFENCE OF MARTINIQUE. NIAGARA. DELHI./ LUCKNOW. PEIWOR - KOTAL/ LADYSMITH.[15]
Memorial tablet Lt Col A Carteret-Thynne DSO Kilkhampton Cornwall Lt Col A Carteret-Thynne DSO had a distinguished war record in both the South African War and the Great War. He died in battle on 6 November 1917 and is buried at Beersheba War Cemetery in Israel. Goscombe John both designed and carried out sculptural work on a white marble tablet in Kilkhampton parish church erected in honour of Carteret-Thynne. Goscombe's work includes a figure of Carteret-Thynne in Field Service Dress and on a charger.[16][17]
Memorial tablet for Capt H B Knott and Major J L Knott DSO. Heddon on the Wall Northumberland At St Andrew's Church in Heddon on the Wall, Goscombe John carried out work on a memorial tablet on the north aisle wall. Two members of the Knott family are remembered. Major James Leadbitter Knott DSO gave his life at the Somme on 1 July 1916 and he is buried at Ypres alongside his brother Captain Henry Basil Knott who had been killed in 1915 at Ypres. The marble tablet is in two halves with pillars at the end and in the centre. Each half has a pediment with the figure of a knight on horseback carved in half relief by Goscombe John.[18]
Memorial to Basil Webb Hereford Hereford and Worcester In Hereford Cathedral, Goscombe John worked on a reredos located in the crypt of the Lady Chapel. It was Sir Henry Webb who funded the restoration of the Cathedral's crypt and Lady Chapel in memory of his son Basil who had been killed in the Great War. Goscombe John was commissioned to work on the reredos for which he carved the figures of St Michael, St George, and St Ethelbert.[19][20]
Memorial to those Journalists killed in the Second Boer War. St Paul's Cathedral Greater London Located in the Crypt of St Paul's in the Chapel of St Faith, south aisle, is a work by Goscombe John inscribed

"TO THE MEMORY OF THE JOURNALISTS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES SERVING / AS SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899-1902 / (Names)/ERECTED BY THE INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISTS" inscription

The memorial comprises a bronze gilt wall panel with the image of a barefoot woman seated and holding a wreath. The panel has a beaded border set in a red variegated marble frame. The list of 12 names includes the name of the news agency or newspaper which employed those who died.[21]
Coldstream Guards Memorial- Boer War St Paul's Cathedral Greater London In the south nave vestibule of St Paul's is another Goscombe John work, this a memorial to the 207 men of the Coldstream Guards who lost their lives in the Second Boer War. Goscombe John's composition depicts two men of the Coldstream Guards. One man from the 1st Battalion is mortally wounded and lies dying in the arms of his comrade from the 2nd Battalion. Above these two is a group of Coldstreamers of former times watching proudly, as if in a vision, the bravery of their successors. Goscombe John includes the figure of General Monck, the first Colonel of the Coldstream Guards who is depicted on a horse. The other figures suggest campaigns in which the Regiment had seen service, including those of Marlborough, the Peninsula, Waterloo and the Crimea. In the background of the relief Goscombe John recreates the South African veldt, with distant kopjes, from behind which the setting sun floods both the landscape and the figures. Below the panel and on a riband is a Garter star (the regimental badge) and the motto 'Nulli Secundus'.[22]

Other work[edit]

Name Location Comments Image
Statue of Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley on Horse Guards Parade London Much information on this Goscombe John work can be gleaned from The National Archives' files at their Kew offices. File

WORK 20/105 covers the period November 1913 to August 1920 and gives us background information on the choosing of the site for the memorial and its design. The correspondence involves, amongst others, H.M.Office of Works, the War Office, the Committee of the Memorial to Lord Wolseley, Lady Wolseley, the Prime Minister’s Office, and Goscombe John (many hand written letters written from his 24 Greville Road, St.John’s Wood address). We read that it was a visit to Cardiff by the First Commissioner of Works that prompted him to suggest using Goscombe John to the memorials organising committee; He had seen Goscombe Johns' equestrian statue of Lord Tredegar there and was most impressed by it. The First Commissioner wrote " This statue is certainly one of the most striking modern equestrian statues I have ever seen, and I think Goscombe John is well worthy of your consideration as a sculptor for the Wolseley Memorial". We also learn that Lady Wolseley was involved in the choice of uniform which Wolseley would wear in the statue. The First Commissioner had suggested less formal wear ( "the kind of garb he wore, say, during the Egyptian Campaign, or some active service kit.") but Lady Wolseley preferred that her husband be shown in full Field Marshal’s attire. It is also interesting to read that at one point Lady Wolseley wrote that many of Lord Wolseley’s friends wished that Adrian Jones be given the commission. She talked in admiring terms of Jones’ statue of the Duke of Cambridge (in Whitehall). She had seen a photograph of the Lord Tredegar statue but was not impressed with the representation of the horse. Later however we learn that Lady Wolseley had seen Goscombe John’s model for the statue and had been happy with it. From another file, WORK 20/213, we learn that during the 1939-1945 war and after suffering bomb damage the statue was moved to Berkhampstead Castle in 1941 to avoid the risk of further damage and stayed there until 1949.

Wolseley statue, Horse Guards Parade.jpg
Equestrian statue of Godfrey Morgan, 1st Viscount Tredegar in Cathays Park Cardiff In Gorsedd Gardens is the equestrian statue of Godfrey, First Viscount Tredegar, who took part in the Charge of the Light Brigade. This statue was unveiled on 25 October 1909. Also includes some splendid reliefs by Goscombe John.[23][24] Statue of Godfrey, First Viscount Tredegar.jpg
The Boy Scout Goscombe John executed this bronze in 1910 and it is currently held in the collection of the Amgueddfa Cymru Caerdydd [National Museum of Wales, Cardiff] Accession number: NMW A 126. It was the gift of Lady Webb. This figure was first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1910and is in fact a portrait of Basil Webb, the only son of Henry Webb, of Llwynarthau, Monmouthshire, a Liberal MP and mining engineer, who was a director of David Davies's Ocean Coal Company. The sitter served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the Welsh Guards during the First World War and was killed in December 1917. See entry above. This sculpture was included in "An Exhibition of Works by Certain Modern Artists of Welsh Birth or Extraction" held in 1913-14 [25] Basil Webb 2.jpg
Merlin and Arthur Cardiff Another work held in the collection of the Amgueddfa Cymru Caerdydd [National Museum of Wales, Cardiff] Accession number: NMW A 127. This work dates to circa 1896. This bronze was exhibited at The Royal Academy in 1902.[26]
Statue of Thomas Charles Edwards Aberystwyth Thomas Charles Edwards was a Welsh minister, writer and academic who was the first Principal of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. Goscombe John executed a statue of Edwards which was unveiled in 1922 and stands in the University's forecourt.[27] Thomas Charles Edwards statue.jpg
Tomb of Dean Vaughan Llandaff In 1900 Goscombe John executed a marble, life-sized depiction for Vaughan's tomb in Llandaff Cathedral (north choir-aisle)[28] Tomb of Dean Vaughan.jpg
Memorial Relief to the late Canon Guy D.D Llandaff Also in Llandaff Cathedral, Goscombe John executed this relief in 1897 according to Academy Architecture and Architectural Review, No. 1996.[29]
Statue of James Rice Buckley Llandaff This 1926 bronze stands on a granite pedestal by Llandaff Cathedral. James Rice Buckley had been Vicar of Llandaff from 1878 to 1913, and then Archdeacon of Llandaff from 1913 to 1924.[30] Statue of James Rice Buckley, Llandaff.jpg
Statue of John Cory Cardiff In 1905/6 Goscombe John executed a statue of John Cory which stands in Gorsedd Gardens.[31] John Cory statue, Cardiff.jpg
Statue of Sir John Tomlinson Brunner Winnington The statue of Sir John Brunner stands in the grounds of the Brunner-Mond chemical factory, which he founded in 1873 with Ludwig Mond.[32][33] Northwich - John Brunner Statue.jpg

Gallery of Images[edit]

Miscellaneous- Some other works by Goscombe John include[edit]

  • Sculptures on Electra House in Moorgate, City of London, these dating from 1900 to 1903 and representing Egypt, Japan, India and China.[34]
  • Equestrian Statue of Edward VII on Pier Head, Liverpool.[35]
  • The Arthur Sullivan Memorial on the Embankment in London.[36]
  • Statue of Judge Gwilym Williams in Cathays Park, Cardiff.[37]
  • The work Grief dating to 1890.[38]
  • Queen Alexandra. Statue on the facade of the Victoria & Albert Museum.[39]
  • Carved figures on a reredos in St John the Baptist Church, St John Street, Cardiff.[40]
  • Statue of David Lloyd George in Caernarfon, Gwynedd.[41]
  • Evan James and James James Statues in Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf. Evan James, bardic name Ieuan ap Iago was a weaver and poet and James James, bardic name Iago ap Ieuan was a harpist and musician. They wrote the tune and the lyrics of Hen Wlad fy Nhadau ("Land of my Fathers"), the national anthem of Wales. This Goscombe John work dates to 1930 and is located in Ynysangharad Park.[42]
  • Statue of Daniel Owen in Mold, Flintshire. Owen is generally regarded as the foremost Welsh-language novelist of the 19th century [43]

Goscombe John's output was prolific and also includes the seated statue of the Duke of Devonshire, at Eastbourne, King Edward VII, at Cape Town; Prince Christian Victor, at Windsor; the historian Lecky at Trinity College, Dublin, and the equestrian statue of the Earl of Minto, at Calcutta. Goscombe John also executed the monument to the Marquis of Salisbury, in Westminster Abbey and Hatfield Church.

The works listed in this article are not Goscombe John's entire output and several works have been omitted lest the article becomes overlong!

National Museum of Wales[edit]

This museum holds many works by Goscombe John as summarised on the Museum's website [44]

The National Archives in Kew[edit]

This article lists many of Goscombe John's works and also gives details of the contents of some of The National Archives' files on the sculptor. [45]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Introduction to "Sir William Goscombe John, R.A., LL.D. Sculpture in the National Museum of Wales Catalogue" dated 1948
  2. ^ "The Welsh Cartoonist: An Interesting Chat With Mr. Staniforth". The Weekly Mail. papuraunewyddcymru.llgc.org.uk. 19 December 1906. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Lever Brothers War Memorial UKNIWM. Retrieved 17 November 2012
  4. ^ The Northumberland Fusiliers Memorial "The Response" UKNIWM. Retrieved 17 November 2012
  5. ^ Lampeter War Memorial UKNIWM. Retrieved 18 November 2012
  6. ^ Ceredigion War Memorial Ceredigion-war-memorial.co.uk. Retrieved 19 November 2012
  7. ^ The Men of Penarth War Memorial UKNIWM. Retrieved 18 November 2012
  8. ^ Llandaff and Llandaff Cathedral School War Memorial UKNIWM. Retrieved 18 November 2012
  9. ^ Royal Welch Fusiliers Memorial UKNIWM. Retrieved 18 November 2012
  10. ^ Memorial to 2nd Battn Royal Sussex Regiment -1882 to 1902 UKNIWM. Retrieved 18 November 2012
  11. ^ Llanelli War Memorial UKNIWM. Retrieved 19 November 2012
  12. ^ Carmarthen County War Memorial UKNIWM. Retrieved 19 November 2012
  13. ^ Wigan and District South African War Memorial UKNIWM. Retrieved 19 November 2012
  14. ^ Memorial to the Engine Room Heroes of the "Titanic" UKNIWM. Retrieved 19 November 2012
  15. ^ Kings Liverpool Regiment Memorial UKNIWM. Retrieved 19 November 2012
  16. ^ Memorial tablet Lt Col A Carteret-Thynne DSO UKNIWM. Retrieved 20 November 2012
  17. ^ Roll of Honour Lt Col A Carteret-Thynne DSO Bedfordshire Roll of Honour. Retrieved 19 November 2012
  18. ^ Memorial to Knott Brothers UKNIWM. Retrieved 19 November 2012
  19. ^ Memorial to Basil Webb UKNIWM. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  20. ^ Hereford Cathedral Reredos British Towns. Retrieved 19 November 2012
  21. ^ Memorial to those Journalists killed in the Second Boer War UKNIWM. Retrieved 19 November 2012
  22. ^ Coldstream Guards Memorial- Boer War UKNIWM. Retrieved 19 November 2012
  23. ^ Lord Tredegar Statue Cardiff Website. Retrieved 19 November 2012
  24. ^ Tredegar Statues Hither and Dither. Retrieved 19 November 2012
  25. ^ The Boy Scout Victorian Web. Retrieved 19 November 2012
  26. ^ Merlin and Arthur Victorian Web. Retrieved 19 November 2012
  27. ^ Statue of Thomas Charles Edwards Hither & Dither, Retrieved 19 November 2012
  28. ^ Tomb of Dean Vaughan Victorian Web. Retrieved 19 November 2012
  29. ^ Memorial Relief to the late Canon Guy D.D Victorian Web. Retrieved 19 November 2012
  30. ^ Statue of James Rice Buckley Victorian Web. Retrieved 19 November 2012
  31. ^ Statue of John Cory Victorian Web. Retrieved 19 November 2012
  32. ^ Morris, Edward; Roberts, Emma (2012), Public Sculpture of Cheshire and Merseyside (excluding Liverpool), Public Sculpture of Britain 15, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, pp. 253–254, ISBN 978-1-84631-492-6 
  33. ^ English Heritage, "Statue of Sir John Brunner in front of Research Lab., Winnington Works (1161131)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 21 January 2014 
  34. ^ Sculptures on Electra House Victorian Web. Retrieved 20 November 2012
  35. ^ Equestrian Statue of Edward VII Victorian Web. Retrieved 20 November 2012
  36. ^ Arthur Sullivan Memorial Victorian Web. Retrieved 20 November 2012
  37. ^ Judge Gwilym Williams Victorian Web. Retrieved 20 November 2012
  38. ^ Grief Victorian Web. Retrieved 19 November 2012
  39. ^ Queen Alexandra Victorian Web. Retrieved 20 November 2012
  40. ^ Reredos in St John the Baptist Church Victorian Web. Retrieved 20 November 2012
  41. ^ David Lloyd George Hither & Dither. Retrieved 20 November 2012
  42. ^ Evan James and James James Statues Hither & Dither. Retrieved 20 November 2012
  43. ^ Daniel Owen Hither & Dither. Retrieved 20 November 2012
  44. ^ *Some works held by the National Museum of Wales National Museum of Wales. Retrieved 19 November 2012
  45. ^ John, Sir William Goscombe (1860-1952) Article on Goscombe John's work with images The National Archives. Retrieved 19 November 2012