The Falconer - Patinated Plaster Figure by Richard Garbe

The Falconer - Patinated Plaster Figure by Richard Garbe



The Falconer

Signed and dated on the reverse: Richard Garbe, ARA / 1932 Patinated plaster

49.5 cm., 19 ½ in. high

By descent in the family of the artist.

A photograph of The Falconer is in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, ex collection of William Kineton Parkes.

Garbe was born in Dalston, London, the son of Gustave Garbe, a carver of ivory and manufacturer of tortoiseshell fancy goods, to whom he was apprenticed. He later studied at the Central School of Art and at the Royal Academy Schools. He began exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1908. He taught sculpture at the Central School 1901-29 and was Professor of Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, 1929-46. He was elected an Academician at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1929 and full Academician in 1936. In 1929 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, while in 1938 he was elected as a Master of the Art Workers’ Guild. He is represented in many major public collections including the Tate Gallery and Victoria &; Albert Museum.