According to the Mapping Sculpture website, Rollins, who was born in Redhill, Surrey, studied at the Birmingham School of Art, the South London Technical School under William Silver Frith, and from 1886-90 at the Royal Academy Schools. “Rollins assisted Thomas Stirling Lee with the panels for St. George's Hall, Liverpool (1892) and Charles Henman with the decorative carvings for Croydon Municipal Buildings (1894-95) and Doulton terra cotta panels for Birmingham General Hospital (1896). He also executed the bronze fountain and plaque at the Horniman Museum for Charles Harrison Townsend (Beattie, 1983).” He also created two statues for the Cromwell Street façade of the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Works not illustrated on this site
- Sweet Song and Melody (seated female nude playing a lute) illustrated in the 1905 Academy Architecture and Architectural Review
Beattie, Susan. The New Sculpture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983.
“John Wenlock Rollins.” Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951. University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011. Web. 18 May 2011.
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