Edmund Burke. Thomas Mewburn Crook (1869-1949). Plaster. This one-third life-size copy of a statue by J. H. Foley occupied the sculptor during World War II when travelled daily from Chiswick to Westminster through all the bombing to make the replica, carrying his tools and the clay.Crook, who often worked 12-hour days, originally intended to make a copy half the size of the original, but since he could neither carry all the materials nor be certain of obtaining necessary supplies, he made one third the size of Foley’s Burke. Source: Photographs and text from a personal communication from Katharine Harris. [Click on images to enlarge them.]

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