Manufacture

Manufacture

Sir Thomas Brock, K.C.B., R.A. 1847-1922

1911

Bronze

11 feet 6 inches high

The Victoria Memorial

Facing the Mall, London

Compare the plaster sketch model published in the 1911 Studio

[Detail from another angle]

Manufacture, a brawny smith [is] standing hammer in hand beside the lion. This figure, by the way, it is interesting to note, was modelled from Colorossi, the same model who sat to Brock for the group Hercules strangling Antæus, with which he won his gold medal as a Royal Academy student in 1869.” — Malcolm C. Salaman