Worshipful Company of Founders, Award of Honour
Sir George James Frampton RA (1860-1928), Sculptor. He trained as an architect and then studied sculpture at Lambeth School of Art under W.S. Frith and the Royal Academy Schools, winning the RA gold medal together with a scholarship to the studio of Antonin Mercie in Paris in 1887. He produced bronze and marble busts and sculptures, many of them ‘idealised’ in style, and was a central figure in the ‘New Sculpture’ movement. In 1893 he married Christabel Cockerell, herself an artist and Royal Academician. Frampton was particularly noted for his use of colour and his experimental approach to different materials such as ivory, bronze, mother of pearl and jewels. He worked on a number of public projects, both in sculpture and architecturally, including works in London, Glasgow, Liverpool and Newcastle. His most significant works include ‘Peter Pan’ in Kensington Gardens (1912); The Lions in the Edward VII Gallery at the British Museum; the ‘Sailing Ship’ and ‘Steamship’ bronzes at Lloyds Registry (1902); sculpture on the Victoria & Albert Façade (1899-1908) and the W.S. Gilbert Memorial on Victoria Embankment (1915). Frampton belonged to the Art Workers Guild; he exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1884, was elected ARA in 1894, RA in 1902 and served as President of the Royal British Society of Sculptors from 1911-12.
If you require further information on this item you can contact us in a number of ways. Click here to see our contact information.