The Music of the Wind

Stirling Lee, Thomas

A sculptor who specialized in reliefs and portrait medallions. Thomas Stirling Lee was born in Lambeth, London, the son of a surveyor. He was educated at Westminster School and after serving as an apprentice in the studio of John Birnie Philip, studied at the Royal Academy Schools (1876-80) where he was awarded a gold medal and a travelling scholarship to study in Paris. Stirling Lee specialized in making reliefs and portrait medallions. He made bas-reliefs for Leeds Town Hall and was a member of the National Portrait Society from 1910-15. The Music of the Wind, a sculpture in wax, is the model for the silver statuette in the Sam Wilson bequest, given to the LACF by Sam Wilson in 1913.

Sculpture in wax

Stirling Lee

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