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J.M. Whitehead & Sons Ltd. - History


(fl.1880s--1985). Substantial carving and stonemasons’ business based in London, with branches in Aberdeen and Carrara. Its director and best-known sculptor was Joseph Whitehead who, on behalf of the firm, executed the monument to Father Damien for Molokai, Hawaii (1891). He also produced a dramatic effigy of John Rae (d.1893) for Kirkwall Cathedral and a statue of Charles Kingsley for Bideford (1906). By 1909, Whitehead’s had become the offical contractor to the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association. After the First World War, the firm executed war memorials for London’s General Post Office and for Stafford. Source: Ward-Jackson, P., Public Sculpture of the City of London, Liverpool, 2003, p.484. [SBC2005]


The works of J.M. Whitehead & Sons Ltd.:


Boer War Memorial, Hastings

Henry Lane Memorial Drinking Fountain, Bexhill on Sea

Jubilee Clock Tower, Brighton

War Memorial, Worthing

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