The first Master of the Art Workers Guild (1884-5), George Simonds was a member of the old Berkshire brewery family that founded Simonds (now Courage's) in Bridge Street, Reading.
Fire and Food & Fire and Faith by G Blackall-Simonds, 1874
© Reading Museum
- 28 x 19 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,200 ( Total: £4,875)
- Acquired in:
- Joanna Barnes Fine Art
He spent his formative years studying, training, and working as a sculptor in Europe and is known principally for portrait busts and public monuments. The present white marble bas-relief sculptures, two of a series of three plaques carved in shallow stacciato relief and entitled The Uses of Fire, reflect Simonds's European background.
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