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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Sculptor: Achille D'Orsi (1845-1929)

Materials: Bronze

Elizabeth Gaskell

Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865), Victorian novelist, biographer and writer of short stories. Gaskell lived in Knutsford with her aunt and later was married there. This bronze portrait relief of Gaskell by the Italian sculptor, Achille D’Orsi, was originally on the front of Knutsford Post Office, but has now moved to right side of Gaskell Memorial Tower.

Location: Gaskell Memorial Tower, King Street, Knutsford, Cheshire.