Simonds, the Reading sculptor who was also responsible for the statue of "The Falconer" in New York's Central Park, the funerary monument to John Collingwood Bruce in St Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle, and many others, prided himself on his close observation of his subjects. His particular skill was in lost-wax casting (the use of wax moulds for casting bronze) in the classical style, a skill which he learnt at first-hand during his twelve years' stay in Rome. Much influenced by Ruskin and Morris, Simonds was himself an influential figure. He helped to found the Art Workers' Guild in London in 1884, and became its first Master.
"The Falconer, Central Park." New York City Parks site. Viewed 24 August 2007.
"G. B. Simonds." Berkshire History site. Viewed 17 August 2007.
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