Queen Victoria’s many equestrian statues and statuettes. The neglect and rediscovery of a pioneering feature of Victorian sculpture by Dr Philip Ward-Jackson
Philip will discuss themes in his book Queen Victoria’s Equestrian Portrait Statues (2019), revealing some new discoveries and drawing some fresh conclusions.
Dr Philip Ward-Jackson before retirement in 2004 worked in the Conway Library of the Courtauld Institute. His Ph D. thesis (1970) was on J.-K. Huysmans and the Visual Arts, but in the Conway he was responsible for photographic records of sculpture (4th century BC to the present) and architecture and design (1800 to the present). Before the Courtauld he had studied at St Martin’s School of Art, and still draws and paints. In the course of his career he developed photographic skills, which are now largely redundant in the digital age, but whose results can still be seen online (The Courtauld’s Art and Architecture website ). He has contributed two volumes on London’s public sculpture to the PMSA (now PSSA)’s National Recording Project, and has written many articles chiefly on sculptors from mainland Europe working in nineteenth-century Britain.
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