Under the patronage of John Ruskin, and during the glory days of the Arts and Crafts Movement that Ruskin inspired, Creswick rose from being an apprentice knife-grinder to becoming the Royal Birmingham Society's Professor of Sculpture. In his own life he illustrates the artistic endeavour and achievement of which Ruskin believed the working man to be capable. — JB
Sculpture in the round of full-length figures
- The Cutler's Hall Frieze
- Art, Craft, and Industry presenting their wares to Birmingham
- Domestic scene
- Men playing Rugby
- Girls dancing or playing games
- Art, Craft and Industry presenting their wares to Birmingham
- Industrial Labor
- Rural Labor
- Leisure pursuits: Sports [rugby, cricket and lacrosse]
- Leisure pursuits: girls relax in the outdoors and enjoy the gentler pastime of skipping
Other Bas Reliefs
- Blacksmiths (iron)
- Bas reliefs on a bronze mantelpiece by Mackmurdo
- In the Chapel
- Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree
- The Blacksmith's Forge (terracotta)
Architect-Designers from Pugin to Mackintosh. Exhibition catalogue. London: The Fine Art Society with Haslam & Whiteway Ltd., 1981.
Beattie, Susan. The New Sculpture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983.
British Sculpture 1850-1914. A loan exhibition of sculpture and medals sponsored by The Victorian Society. London: Fine Art Society, 1968.
Creswick, Annie, with Paul Dawson. Benjamin Creswick. York: The Guild of St George Publications, 2015 [Review].
Ward-Jackson, Philip. Public Sculpture of the City of London. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2003.
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