A Biographical Dictionary of Sculptors in Britain, 1660-1851


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Ingrid Roscoe

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This remarkable dictionary provides information on the work of over 3,000 sculptors working in Britain between 1660 and 1851. It is a substantially expanded edition of Gunnis’s Dictionary of British Sculptors, the primary source for information on church monuments, portrait busts, carved fireplaces and more since publication in 1951.


Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and the Henry Moore Foundation

Ingrid Roscoe is an independent scholar, M. G. Sullivan is curator of sculpture at the Ashmolean Museum, and Emma Hardy is collections manager at the Geffrye Museum.

"[A] highly detailed volume. . . . A truly essential guide for scholars of British sculpture dating from the Stuart era through Victoria's early reign." —Library Journal

'It is a handsome and scholarly reference book detailing British sculptors between the Restoration and the Great Exhibition.' — Rosa Somerville, The Art Book

'This is a truly monumental work, and an absolutely vital tool for all - be they Stuart, Georgian, or Victorian in outlook - to possess, to pore over, and exploit.' — Roger Bowdler, The Victorian

'For readers of this journal, this is a treasure trove of interest…. This is an excellent book…. For anyone with even the most marginal interest in sculpture since the Restoration, well worth the money.' — Tom Beaumont James, Southern History

“This volume immediately establishes itself as the indispensable companion to sculptural studies: it is, appropriately, a monumental work of scholarship.”—Graham Parry, Ecclesiological Society

ISBN: 9780300149654
Publication Date: November 3, 2009
1616 pages, x