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By Gary Nisbet
Frederick William Pomeroy

Born in London, he trained there as an architectural carver with Farmer & Brindley and studied sculpture at SLATS and RA Schools, before completing his studies in Paris with Joules Dalou.

Whilst sill a student in London he was one of a number of artists who worked on the Doulton Fountain for the Kelvingrove International exhibition, for which he produced the group representing Australia (1888, restored 2005).

After setting up as a professional sculptor he received numerous commissions for architectural sculpture; his best known work being the figure representing Justice on the dome of the Old Bailey, London (1900-07).

Prolific in ideal work and portrait busts, he also executed public monuments.

In 1893, he competed successfully against Glasgow's William Kellock Brown in the competition for Paisley's monument to Robert Burns (unveiled 1896).

Pomeroy was elected ARA , 1906, and RA , 1917.


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Works in our Database:
1: Glasgow Green (Calton),
Doulton Fountain
(1888, International Exhibition in Kelvingrove Park; relocated 1890, Glasgow Green)
Designer: AE Pearce; Modellers: J Broad, H Ellis, AE Pearce, FW Pomeroy;
Modelling supervisor: WS Frith; Manufacturer: Doulton & Co
2: Glasgow Green (Calton),
Doulton Fountain
Australia (1888)
Modeller: FW Pomeroy; Manufacturer: Doulton & Co
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