John Birnie Philip

John Birnie Philip, sculptor, was born in London on the 23rd November 1824. Whilst working under John Rogers Herbert, Philip met A. W. N. Pugin who engaged him to assist with designs for wood carvingss in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster, London (1844-45). His longest and closest association was with George Gilbert Scott, for whom he created the marble podium frieze of sculptors and architect for the Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens, London. Philip died of bronchitis on the 2nd March 1875 at his home, 280a King's Road, Chelsea, London.

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