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[1]Cowper Street, Studio of Edward Caldwell Spruce (Chapeltown)
Cowper Street, Studio of Edward Caldwell SpruceUndated. Image shows a view of the studio used by Edward Caldwell Spruce (1849-1923) on Cowper Street. Desks are lined up on the left while around the walls models, busts and friezes are stacked. Here, the sculptor modelled busts for local personalities, including Sir James Kitson and Sam Wilson. These are displayed in the Civic Hall and Art Gallery.
[2]E Caldwell Spruce, Leeds Sculptor (City Centre)
E Caldwell Spruce, Leeds Sculptor1911 Caldwell Spruce had at one time been a designer at the Leeds Pottery. Seen here in his studio finishing a bust of Lord Airedale, first Lord Mayor of Leeds. He had not met Lord Airedale and worked from photographs. The bust was presented to the city by Sir William Middlebrook. It is in the Leeds City Art Gallery.
[3]E Caldwell Spruce, Leeds Sculptor (City Centre)
E Caldwell Spruce, Leeds Sculptor1911 Finishing touches are being made to a bust of Lord Airedale (James Kitson), in 1897 he became the first Lord Mayor of Leeds. The sculpture was presented to Leeds by Sir William Middlebrook and is in Leeds City Art Gallery. On the left is a cast of Frederick Dawson, pianist. Behind the bust of Lord Airedale is a memorial plaque for Phil May, artist, born in Wortley.
[4]Edward Caldwell Spruce (1865-1923), Sculptor (Chapeltown) (1 comment)
Edward Caldwell Spruce (1865-1923), SculptorUndated. Photographic portrait of Edward Caldwell Spruce (1865-1923), the sculptor born in Knutsford, Cheshire. Spruce became a modeller for the Burmantoffs Pottery Company before studying in Paris and exhibiting at the Paris Salon. At his Cowper Street studio in Chapeltown he modelled personalities, including Sir James Kitson and Sam Wilson. These busts are on display at the Civic Hall and Leeds Art Gallery. Edward Caldwell Spruce died in 1923.
[5]Lawnswood Cemetery, Memorial to Sam Wilson 1851 - 1918 (Lawnswood) (2 comments)
Lawnswood Cemetery, Memorial to Sam Wilson 1851 - 19181994. Image shows the memorial to Sam Wilson, born 16th January 1851, and died 13th December 1918. It stands in Lawnswood Cemetery off the West Side of Otley Road, and is the work of E. Caldwell Spruce. A bronze angel holds a torch aloft mounted on the top of of the black marble plinth. On the left is the shrouded figure of 'Faith' holding a book and crucifix. To the right is 'Benevolence', a kneeling female figure bearing a cross and cup. Above the inscription in the centre is a plaque with symbols of death and mourning in relief. Samuel Wilson J.P. of Rutland Lodge, Potternewton was chairman of Joshua Wilson & Sons, worsted coating manufacturers of Bean Ing Mills, Wellington Street. He was involved with the City Art Gallery during his life-time. He bequeathed all his paintings, porcelain, bronzes and furniture to the City of Leeds on the death of his wife, Ann. Sam Wilson also willed £100 to the Headingley-cum-Burley Burial Board for the upkeep of this Grade II monument. Image courtesy of Paul Baker.