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Paul Montford

1868 - 1938


Examples of his work

It is pleasing to report, in July 2013, that as a result of very detailed research, a book has now been published on the life and Sculpture of Paul Montford 

by Catherine Moriarty.
Published by Australian Scholarly Publishing
ISBN 978 1-921875-59-5


Links and Excerpts 

[Mr Paul Montford, sculptor, with a small cast of the figure 
he is making of the late Mr Justice Higinbotham

City of Melbourne - Parks - Shrine Reserve

Desert Mounted Corps Memorial - Canberra


http--www.brighton.ac.uk-arts-research documents-Spring_2005.pdf


http--www.cardiffcityhall.com-Cardiff City Hall Guide 2006.pdf


Images Kelvin Way Bridge, Glasgow

Jacob Epstein

Montford in Australia

Montford, Paul Raphael (1868 - 1938) Biographical Entry - 
Australian Dictionary of Biography Online

Montford, Paul Raphael (1868-1938). Sculptor . - Your Archives

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Paul Raphael Montford - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Paul Raphael Montford (1868-1938), sculptor, a biography

Paul Raphael Montford (1868-1938)

Sidney Myer - Sculpture - National Portrait Gallery

The Adam Lindsay Gordon Poetry Competitions

The commemorative sculpture of Paul Montford

The Edwardians Secrets and Desires Atalanta defeated 
(Atalanta and the golden apples)

The LambCutlet Disorganisation Gallery Melbourne, Victoria, Australia The_Water_Nymph_statue_by_Paul_Montford_in_landscap

The Scotland Guide Glasgow Kelvingrove Park - Kelvin Way Bridge


Alfred Beit was a philanthropist who funded mining education, especially the RSM and Imperial College, establishing the Beit Trust. A statute of him by Paul Montford flanks one side of the entrance to the RSM.

The King George V Cup was first presented in 1911 when the show received royal patronage. The cup was designed by Paul Montford for Garrards the jewellers and is only seen by the public at the RIHS and the British Horse Society Annual General Meeting.

During the Depression of the early 1930’s Victorian sculptors were literally struggling to survive. Few people understood or appreciated sculpture and even fewer could afford to buy, resulting in some professional exhibitions failing to sell a single work.

The lion’s share of the available commissions was going to Paul Montford, a well-known English sculptor who had migrated a few years earlier and was completing the Shrine of Remembrance sculpture.

Robert Hamilton Russell was a surgeon at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne form 1901-19 and at the Children's Hospital before and after this period. He established that the minimal treatment for iguinal hernia was removal of the hernial sac without other forms of repair and was widely regarded as an expert in the management of fractures. He is commemorated by Hamilton Russell House at the Alfred Hospital, a bronze bust by Paul Montford at the Alfred Hospital and a life mask.

National Gallery Sculptor of Myer Paul MONTFORD 1936

Lyndon Dadswell has said that his real training took place during his time (1929-35) as assistant to Paul Montford, then chief sculptor for the Shrine. He undertook his first commission in the Shrine's interior - 12 large sandstone relief panels depicting activities of the Australian Imperial Forces during World War One.

The model of a Boy Scout which was made by Mr. Paul Montford and presented to the Mornington County Scout Council for erection in its section at the Jamboree was so much admired by the World Chief Scout (Lord Baden-Powell) that the Jamboree Council resolved to have a replica made. This has been prepared and will be presented to Lord Baden-Powell by the President of the Victorian Scout's Association. (Col. Cohen, MLC). He will also present another model to the Boy Scouts Association.

The new Sculpture Garden officially opened in March 1999. Other sculpture in the Garden includes Paul Montford's Patriotism, Wallace Anderson's Australian soldier, Dennis Adam's Survivors, and memorials to the British Commonwealth Occupational Forces (BCOF) and Australian Defence Force servicewomen

The Kelvinway Bridge (1913-14)

These majestic figures were the result of a competition adjudicated by George Frampton, who supervised the original sculptural work for Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and won by Paul Raphael Montford in 1914.

This is effectively the end of the Kelvingrove Heritage tour and returns you to the Museum grounds, where toilet facilities and refreshments are available.

The Kelvinway Bridge is a large red sandstone, single arch bridge with rusticated quoins and deep channelled ashlar piers. The bridge features some of the most photographed statues in Glasgow.

The sculptures are symmetrically-placed allegorical bronze figures flanking bronze lanterns. The figures represent Philosophy and Inspiration (north-west), War and Peace (north-east), Navigation and Shipbuilding (south-east) and Commerce and Industry (south-west).

Rickards was a well-respected draughtsman who was keen on decorative sculpture as ornamentation. Henry Poole, Paul Raphael Montford and Henry C Fehr were the sculptors that Rickards employed to complete the façade of Deptford Town Hall.

Paul Montford, the son of Horace Montford, after a brilliant academic career made his mark in decorative sculpture. It is not by such work as " Court Favourites " (1906) that he sustains his reputation, but rather by the sculptural embellishments wherewith the archway connecting the Local Government offices with the Home Office in Whitehall is enriched. " The Spinning Girl " is one of his best ideal figures, and the 18th century " Viscount Bolingbroke " and " The Storm Waves " are characteristic of his vigorous style and personal conception and execution.