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Attributed to James Arthur Woodford RA, OBE, RIBA 

(Nottingham 1893-1976 London)

Relief of a head in profile, very likely an inset from a municipal building, c.1920s

carved alabaster

19 x 33 x 2.5 cm.

Clearly inspired by the work of controversial sculptor Eric Gill (1882 - 1940), this striking marble profile is stylistically and technically likely to be an early work by the municipal sculptor, James Arthur Woodford RA, OBE, RIBA (1893 - 1976). His work can be seen at the Headquarters of the Royal Institute of British Artists and Norwich City Hall, and the ‘Queen’s Beasts’ made for the Coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953. His statue of Robin Hood can be seen outside Nottingham Castle. 

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