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On the Sea-Shore: a Portrait of Savile Brinton Crossley (1857–1935)
On the Sea-Shore: a Portrait of Savile Brinton Crossley (1857–1935)
On the Sea-Shore: a Portrait of Savile Brinton Crossley (1857–1935)
On the Sea-Shore: a Portrait of Savile Brinton Crossley (1857–1935)
On the Sea-Shore: a Portrait of Savile Brinton Crossley (1857–1935)
On the Sea-Shore: a Portrait of Savile Brinton Crossley (1857–1935)
On the Sea-Shore: a Portrait of Savile Brinton Crossley (1857–1935)

Photo credit: Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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The sculpture is not an allegorical representation of childhood, but a naturalistic portrait of a boy in informal dress playing with shells at the seaside. It shows a real person: the future Liberal politician Savile Brinton Crossley as a nine-year-old boy. It was also reproduced by Copeland in Parian ware.

Savile Crossley had a long and distinguished career as a politician. His father was Francis Crossley, a wealthy carpet manufacturer and philanthropist from Halifax, and another successful Liberal politician.

Bankfield Museum

Halifax


Date

1865

Medium

marble

Measurements

H 110 x W 50 x D 50 cm

Accession number

2017.196

Acquisition method

donated

Work type

Statue

Signature/marks description

on reverse: J. DURHAMS / LONDON / 1865

Inscription description

front of plinth: ON, THE, SEA, SHORE.


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