Stanley Thorogood (1873-1953),
'St George', an earthenware figure, an early prototype for Royal Doulton, modelled standing with plumed helmet in his left hand, a dog at his feet, with polychrome decoration, incised signature,
Stanley Thorogood (1873-1953) was Superintendent of Art Instruction, Stoke-on-Trent, 1913-19. From 1920, he was Director of Camberwell Art School in London.
Born in 1873, Stanley Thorogood trained at Brighton School of Art and won a Gold Medal Travelling Scholarship to Italy. He was particularly inspired by imagery, mostly 19th century romantic depictions, of medieval knights. Commonly known for his three-dimensional sculptures - including a knight on horseback, c.1915, at Brighton Art Gallery - he pursued an interest in medieval equestrian subjects.
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Sold for £3,000
Crazing through the figure. Some flaking to areas - tip of the right foot. Edge of cloak. Flake of the glaze to the edge of the base.
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Auction: Design - Two Day Sale, Tue, 17th May 2022
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