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British bronze sculpture founders and plaster figure makers, 1800-1980 - I

An online resource, launched in 2011, selectively updated twice yearly. Last updated March 2020. Contributions are welcome, to Jacob Simon at

Introduction Resources and bibliography

Bronze sculpture founders: a short history Plaster figure makers: a short history

Josias Iback (active 1673-1719?), Stone Bridge, Hyde Park Corner, London. Bronze founder, silversmith and figure maker.

Outside the scope of this online resource but see M.G. Sullivan, ‘Brass sculpture and the ideology of bronze in Britain 1660-1851’, Sculpture Journal, vol.14, 2005, pp.35-6; Roscoe 2009; Tessa Murdoch in Christopher Rowell (ed.), Ham House: 400 Years Collecting and Patronage, 2013, pp.234, 240.

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