The Alfred Hardiman Collection in the British School at Rome Fine Arts Archive
There are several intriguing black and white images relating to the sculptor Alfred Hardiman (1891-1949) at the BSR archive. These images show him working in his studio and several works in progress.
Many images also document Hardiman’s busts, including studies he made for busts of Thomas Ashby (1874-1931) and Winifred Knights (1899-1947).
The archive also holds Hardiman’s Rome prize medal and application form and correspondence he made with with BSR Honorary Secretary Evelyn Shaw and other staff members. One can also find Hardiman’s recommendations for the BSR library such as books on Rodin.
There are several images relating to Peace (Piccadilly Gardens, 1926) of which there were nude and other versions made before the piece that now stands in Piccadilly Gardens as Hardiman’s own memorial.
There are also images of other baroque sculptures exhibited in Rome which Hardiman may have used as inspiration or ideas for developing his works.
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