Henry Poole (sculptor)
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He studied at the Lambeth School of Art in 1888; and from 26 January 1892 under Harry Bates ARA and George Frederic Watts RA at the Royal Academy Schools. Poole was elected ARA 22 April 1920 and became a full RA in 1927, shortly before his death. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1894 – 1928; and was Master of the Sculpture School from 1921-1927.
Much of his architectural work has disappeared with the demolition of the buildings it decorated, but some examples survive. The celebrated bronze lions commissioned to guard The Bund entrance of The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation's magnificent 1923 Shanghai office, still survive in the Shanghai History Museum. These were cast by J W Singer & Sons, in Frome, and modern replicas sit in their place outside the building on The Bund.
His statue of Edward VII, outside the Victoria Rooms in Bristol is another bronze survivor. As is the memorial to World War I fighter ace Albert Ball VC, DSO**, MC in the grounds of Nottingham Castle.
- Deptford Town Hall (1903)
- Westminster Central Hall (1905–1911)
- Colnaghi's, New Bond Street (1912)
- Relief panels for the Public Library and Baths, Great Smith Street, (1892–1893)
- Edward VII memorial, Bristol (1913)
- Sculptures for the Chapel of St Michael and St George, St Paul's Cathedral
- Interior decoration of The Black Friar public house, Queen Victoria Street, London
- Evesham War Memorial, Evesham, Worcestershire (1921)
- Pudsey War Memorial, Pudsey, West Yorks (1922)