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Hamo Thornycroft & The Martyr General

Hamo Thornycroft & The Martyr General

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The events in the design and production of Hamo Thornycroft's statue of Major-General Charles George Gordon (1888) are described in this fully illustrated catalogue, drawing on the extensive Thornycroft archive held in the Institute. Text by Adam White, with a foreword by Dr Terry Friedman (Principal Keeper, Leeds City Art gallery and The Henry Moore Centre for the Study of Sculpture).


I - The Martyr General    
II - 'Illustrious Men': The London Commission    
III - Young Hamo    
IV - A 'Fine Soldierly Fellow': The Statue Progresses    
V - Selecting the Site    
VI - The 'Big Gordon'    
VII - The Pedestal    
VIII - Gordon-Worship: The Melbourne Commission    
IX - The London Memorial Installed and Unveiled    
X - A 'Great Success': The Critical Reception    
XI - The Melbourne Memorial Unveiled    
XII - The 'Wee Gordon'    
XIII - The Critical Heritage    
XIV - The Later History of the Two Memorials    

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