Henry Philpott, Bishop of Worcester, by Sir Thomas Brock

Henry Philpott, Bishop of Worcester

Sir Thomas Brock

1896

Marble

South transept, Worcester Cathedral

[detail]

Photograph and text kindly provided by John Sankey, whose copyright they remain.

Henry Philpott was Bishop of Worcester for thirty years (1860-90) and knew Brock well. His wife had unveiled Brock's statue of Richard Baxter at Kidderminster in 1875 and Philpott had headed the list of subscribers for Brock's Golden Jubilee statue of Queen Victoria in Worcester. Brock was awarded the commission for a memorial statue of him in 1892, and produced one of his finest works. [Continued below]