Stone Bust Sculpture by a Student of Sir Hugh Casson

GBP 2,675.00

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Object Description

This carved stone head bust sculpture was reputedly carved by a student of 20th century British architect and artist, Sir Hugh Casson. It depicts the shoulders and head of a man in stone with a neutral expression and weathered surface finish that only exposure to the elements through time can create.
Once part of a private collection, this carving is one of several that we have, believed to be made by students of Sir Hugh Casson. He was a Professor at the Royal College of Art between 1953 and 1975. He reputedly tasked his students with salvaging a piece of stone from a WW2 bomb-damaged building and creating a carving. This resulted in stone sculptures of various design that may well have formed an exhibition at the Royal College.
Sir Hugh Casson
Sir Hugh Casson (1910-1999) rose to fame in 1951 when he was appointed Director of Architecture for the Festival of Britain. It was for this that he received his knighthood, remaining in the public eye for the rest of his career. With his architectural firm, Casson designed many distinguished buildings including the Elephant House at London Zoo and the Arts Faculty at the University of Cambridge. In later years, he became known for his observant works of watercolour.

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Weathered surface finish.

Object Details

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By appointment only.

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+44(0) 1981 541 155

Dealer Location


From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.

UK Heritage
Grove Barn
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