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 Henry Hugh Armstead

Henry Hugh Armstead

Birth
Bloomsbury, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Death 4 Dec 1905 (aged 77)
St Johns Wood, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Burial Highgate, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 6575 · View Source
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Artist. Born in Bloomsbury, London, he trained first under his father, then at the Government School of Design at Somerset House and afterwards at private art schools. He also studied with Edward Hodges Baily. At the age of eighteen he went to work for the silversmiths Hunt and Roskell. His works included "Kean Testimonial", a set of nine pieces of silver presented to the actor Charles Kean, and the "Outram Shield" (1862), made for presentation to Lieutenant-General Sir James Outram. He made both the clay models for the objects, and chased the cast silver. In the late 1850s Henry was commissioned to make a statue of Aristotle in Caen stone for the Museum of Natural History in Oxford. Commissions for work at the Palace of Westminster, and the Albert Memorial helped Armstead to establish his reputation. His sense of style and nobility was remarkable. He possessed a power of design and draughtsmanship. He was elected associate of the Royal Academy in 1875 and a full member in 1880.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 8 Oct 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6575
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Hugh Armstead (18 Jun 1828–4 Dec 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6575, citing Highgate Cemetery (West), Highgate, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .