BELL, John. 6704



Autograph Letter Signed, to Dawson Turner, asking him to use his influence in Bell’s favour to obtain the sculpture commission for “a testimonial to be erected to the late Sir Fowell Buxton”. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, in good condition. 1 Marlboro’ Terrace, Victoria Road, Kensington, 15 September 1845. John Bell (1811-95), sculptor, produced the Guards’ Memorial (1858) in Waterloo Place, and the American group in the Hyde Park Albert Memorial (1873). He was also one of the first British sculptors to experiment in the use of polychrome and new materials such as terracotta, which again became popular at the end of the nineteenth century for symbolist and the ‘new’ sculpture.