There's another image on the web of a carving from St Mary-le-Bow which looks like a sibling sculpture: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Facial_Sculptural_Detail_in_St_Mary-le-Bow.jpg . No explanation of who this one is meant to represent either. I suspect, from a quick search, that both carvings are the work of Alan Collins - his Guardian obituary (https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/nov/09/alan-collins-obituary) mentions 'carved portraits at Sir Christopher Wren’s City church St Mary-le-Bow in the early 1960s', which looks about the right period for the style of carving. I haven't been able to unearth any information on who they're portraits of. Next time I'm in London I'll have to see if I can get along to the church and pick up a leaflet.

Edward

On 20/10/2019 16:52, Alan Sondheim via NetBehaviour wrote:
Not sure; it might be in the Mary-Le-Bow records? We didn't know if it was artistic license re: the glasses that appear 'broken' or whether it was making an artistic statement.
The church was heavily destroyed in WWII, so this is I think all in the rebuilding. If you do find out anything, let us know; we're on limited time here!
Thanks, Alan

On Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 1:19 PM Edward Picot via NetBehaviour <netbehaviour@lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:
Do we know who the bust of the guy in glasses is supposed to be?

I like the 'Old Jewry' photo, by the way!

Edward


On 20/10/2019 11:12, Alan Sondheim wrote:
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