10 October 2009
Taking inspiration from ‘Wild Thing: Epstein, Gaudier-Brzeska, Gill’, this is the first of two sketching tours led by architect and teacher Benedict O’Looney, which explore the collaborations between sculptors and architects that characterised the design scene in the early twentieth century.
This tour starts on the west-end steps of St Paul’s Cathedral before travelling east to Jacob Epstein’s striking work for the Bank of England and the collection of sculpture in that area. We look at the lavish Arts and Crafts sculptural decoration by Harry Bates ARA and Sir W.Hamo Thornycroft RA at the Institute for Chartered Accountants, before finishing at Caius Gabriel Cibber’s restored sculptures at the Monument.
Meet on the west-end steps of St Paul’s Cathedral; 11 am–4 pm; £45/£25 for one day or £75/£40 for both days (includes exhibition entry); own materials required
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Events and Lectures, Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House, Piccadilly
London W1J 0BD
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