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WHITEHEAD, J. & SONS LTD.
Marble.

Description:
pp. (xii). Including 6 pages of photographs of coloured marble samples and 3 photographs of architectural interiors in pocket of the covers. Paper covers, the first bifolium bound in upside down, else in excellent condition.

*'..... intended for the assistance of Architects......'. SEE : Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland in 1851-1951. A multi-generational firm of funerary sculptors, undertakers and marble merchants based in London and with branches in Aberdeen, Carrara and possibly Manchester. The business may have its origins in the late 18th century when a James Whitehead of London created a number of funerary monuments between c.1799-1817. From about 1870 the firm was run by John Whitehead Senior (c.1845-1904), he may have taken over the business from his father or uncle as a monument to a member of the Wright family was created by J Whitehead and Co in 1849 at Acton Trussell, Staffordshire. A Joseph Whitehead born c.1830 in St Pancras, an architectural draughtsman and artist and his son Alfred C. Whitehead born c.1856, a wood carver and architectural moulder may also be associated with the firm. John Whitehead Senior (c.1845-1904) was primarily an undertaker and marble merchant. His oldest son Joseph James Whitehead was the principal sculptor associated with the firm from the late 1880s. John Whitehead Junior was also employed by the firm c.1901 and may have continued to be involved after his father's death in 1904 perhaps by managing John Whitehead in Manchester c.1911-31 which appears to be one of the branches of the company.

Imperial Works. London.

Date Published: No date [c.1940s].

Stock No. 63742

Price: 45.00

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