Richard Cockle Lucas-Sculptor.(66).

Born in Salisbury -lived at Chilworth-Southampton.

A man of great skill who produced work in a variety of materials-stone, plaster,marble & wax. In Southampton the Pearce Memorial in the Old Cemetery & Isaac Watts’s statue in West ( Watts’) Park are of fine quality & skill. His son Albert Durer Lucas has produced many beautiful paintings of wild flowers.  Southampton’s Art Gallery has a collection but they are rarely exhibited for the public to enjoy. A number are on fee paying loans to private firms. Of his works I have seen my favourite is Lady Catherine Stepney-as illustrated.

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Heritage-Southampton’s features-plaques-missing-stolen?.(65).

Safeguard the past for the future.

Safeguard the past for the future.
We should not neglect those features we own, they are part of our inheritance, too”. Regular inspection of sites & secure  fixing methods are essential to safeguard our features. A precautionary safeguard would be to ensure the owner’s details are imprinted on the reverse side of the feature.