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Arthur Stanley Young (1876–1968)

Sculptor and medallist born in Chelsea, the son of Henry Young, the bronze founder. Arthur usually styled his name Stanley Young or A. Stanley Young. He studied at the RA Schools, 1897–1902, in 1899 gaining the Landseer Scholarship. In about this same year, he executed the bronze relief (presumably cast at his father’s foundry) for the headstone of the tomb of his cousin, Horace Lott, in Brompton Cemetery, Kensington. In February 1902, his entry for one of the RA School’s competitions, a relief entitled Boadicea urging the Britons to avenge her outraged daughters, illustrated in The Studio. Young’s most important public commissions were for Norwich Union Life Assurance: two relief panels, Solace and Protection, 1906, for the Norwich office, and an allegorical group, Prudence, Justice and Liberality, 1913, for the Fleet Street branch, London. For the architects Hart and Waterhouse, he modelled a figure of Mercury, 1910, for the roof of Willing House, Grays Inn Road. He exhibited at the RA summer exhibitions, 1898–1912. He was elected ARBS in 1923, resigning in 1927 and rejoining as FRBS in 1952. Young lived at 30 Trafalgar Square (now Chelsea Square), Chelsea, from c.1891 to c.1912.

Sources: Cocke, R., Public Sculpture of Norfolk and Suffolk, Liverpool, 2013; Mapping Sculpture; Ward-Jackson, P., Public Sculpture of the City of London, Liverpool, 2003.

Terry Cavanagh November 2022