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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Pearce Memorial-Old Cemetery.(36).

‘Faith, Hope & Charity’-Southampton Old Cemetery.
PS.  This Blog is incomplete-I am  waiting for confirmation that a special plaque has  been installed to this listed feature.  JVC.