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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

A & A Sculpture Casting Ltd / AB Fine Art Foundry Ltd

Bronze foundry specialising in lost wax, based in the East End of London, established in 1977 by Henry (‘Ab’) Abercrombie and Andy Elton as A&A Sculpture Casting Ltd. Elton left in 1992 and the business continued under Abercrombie as AB Fine Art Foundry Ltd. Public sculptures include Barry Flanagan’s Leaping Hare on Crescent and Bell (Broadgate Square, City of London, 1988); Dhruva Mistry’s River and Youth (Victoria Square, Birmingham, 1993); Stephen Hicklin’s George Stephenson (Chesterfield, Derbyshire, 2005); Graham Ibbeson’s Eric Morecambe (Morecambe, Cumbria, 2000), Laurel and Hardy (Ulverston, Cumbria, 2009), Harold (‘Dickie’) Bird (Barnsley, S. Yorks, 2009), and Fred Truman (Skipton, N. Yorks, 2010); and Gillian Wearing’s Millicent Fawcett (Parliament Square, London, 2018). Other clients include Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Michael Sandle, William Turnbull and Rachel Whiteread.

Bibliography: AB Fine Art Foundry Ltd website; T. Cavanagh, Public Sculpture of Kensington and Chelsea with Westminster South-West, Watford, 2023, pp. 197, 285; T. Cavanagh, Public Sculpture of Leicestershire and Rutland, Liverpool, 2000, pp. 110, 171, 172, 352; T. Cavanagh, Public Sculpture of South London, Liverpool, 2007, pp. 11, 12, 200, 201–02, 402n1, 418; D. Merritt and F. Greenacre, with K. Eustace, Public Sculpture of Bristol, Liverpool, 2011, pp. 12, 153; G.T. Noszlopy and F. Waterhouse, Public Sculpture of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire, Liverpool, 2010, p. 183; G.T. Noszlopy and F. Waterhouse, Public Sculpture of Staffordshire and the Black Country, Liverpool, 2005, pp. 24, 167; NPG British bronze sculpture founders website; P. Ward-Jackson, Public Sculpture of the City of London, Liverpool, 2003, p. 49; D. White and E. Norman, Public Sculpture of Sheffield and South Yorkshire, Liverpool, 2015, p. 7.

Terry Cavanagh November 2022