Work of the week 59: Bust of Lewis Fry

Work of the week 59: Bust of Lewis Fry

Visitors entering the Fry Gallery will find in the lobby a Victorian bust of the Rt. Hon, Lewis Fry, MP for Bristol executed in 1882 by James Havard Thomas, and perhaps wonder why he is there in “a shrine to my favourite Essex artists” (to quote Grayson Perry). The...
Work of the Week 55: The Pagoda by Edward Bawden

Work of the Week 55: The Pagoda by Edward Bawden

linocut 1964 Kew’s Pagoda was completed in 1762 as a gift for Princess Augusta, the founder of the Gardens. It was one of several Chinese buildings designed for Kew by Sir William Chambers, who had spent time travelling and studying the architecture of East Asia. A...