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Sam Tonkiss

Sam Tonkiss was a fine, sensitive portrait sculptor, who did not start working in clay until his fiftieth birthday. As well as sculpting Lowry, Tonkiss also sculpted the Duke of Edinburgh, Elgar, Barbirolli, Solti, Bertrand Russell, Kruschev and other notable people.

Portrait Head Sculpture of L. S. Lowry RA

Samuel Tonkiss: Portrait Head Sculpture of L. S. Lowry RA

Artist Samuel Tonkiss (British, 1909 - 1992)
Title Portrait Head Sculpture of L. S. Lowry RA
Medium Bronze
Size 13.5 x 7 inches, 34.3 x 17.8 cm.
Details Edition of 36. Morris Singer foundry stamp. Cast in 1975.
Price Price on application.

Lowry, George Aird (Lowry's agent and patron) and sculptor Sam Tonkiss discuss the bronze.

For more information, see this Daily Telegraph article. Photo: Sefton Samuels FRPS.

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