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Sculpture in Mysore palace garden.

Posted by Sathesh on December 20, 2011 at 7:35 AM

This picture was taken from Mysore palace garden

Many of you had noticed this writing and surely some of you may know who is this and about his works

But in my case even I had visited Mysore palace endless times it is in the last trip I am noticing this name for the first time and that is why i thought  I may share this with you

This is the name scribbled under a famous sculpture work at Mysore palace and this is the name of the  artist who created  this great work

Next time when you visit Mysore palace pay attention to  some details like this, what we all miss generally

pls scroll down little and I will show you the work picture and i am sure everybody once visited Mysore Palace will recognize this






Those who want to know more about this great artist here are the detatils

William Robert Colton was born on 25 December 1867 in Paris. He studied sculpture under William Silver Frith (1850-1924), pupil and successor to Aimeé-Jules Dalou at the Lambeth School of Art. Colton entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1889, where he trained under Boehm and also studied in Paris. At the age of 20, he commenced his career as a sculptor and initially established his studio at St John’s Wood in London and in 1911 moved to Kensington. Colton’s career got off to a flying start with a private commission from the Maharajah of Mysore and he is believed to have sculpted at least four busts and statues of him. Throughout his career Colton’s ability would secure for him a number of commissions from India. He was a prolific sculptor and, despite his teaching responsibilities, produced a body of high quality work. He worked in a variety of media and his output consisted mostly of portrait busts, statues, statuettes and memorial tablets.

In 1902 Colton married Mignon Kroll de Laporte and they had two daughters. He was elected ARA in 1903 and served as Professor of Sculpture at the RA 1907-1911. In the period 1911-12 Professor Colton was Visitor in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art. In 1916 he was elected Vice-President of the RBS. He was elected RA in 1919 and PRBS in 1920. He was a Member of the Standing Committee of Advice for Education in Art, Board of Education and a Principal Examiner for the Board of Education in Modelling and Sculpture. After a distinguished career as both sculptor and teacher, Robert Colton died at the young age of 53 on 13 November 1921 at St Mary Abbot’s Place, Kensington from the effects of an operation some four weeks previously.

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