A very rare carved marble statue of Eve by Percy Wood Fecit, 1890. This wonderful carving depicts Eve standing by the base of an apple tree. In her right hand she holds the apple and is also holding two others in her left hand. Behind her coiling around the base of the tree and her long hair is the serpent.
It is signed on the base Percy Wood Fecit, 1890. This carving has been in a garden for many years and is encrusted with the most wonderful patina of lichen. She now stands on a late 19th Century stoneware plinth. She is in very good condition with no chips or breaks.
Height Of Figure: 92 cm | Base Diameter: 24 cm | Width: 29 cm | Depth: 26 cm
Height Of Stand 48 cm | Width & Depth Of Stand 33cm
Total Height: 140 cm
Item Number: TD10034
Percy Guy Wood 1860 - 1904 was born in Chelsea, London and he was the son of Marshall Wood, (c.1839-1882), sculptor and medalist. His father's works are known and appreciated all over the world for their beauty of conception and purity of ideal treatment. Percy's uncle was also a sculptor and archeologist - Shakespeare Wood (1827-86) who worked in Rome from about 1851 until his death.
Percy studied medicine at the University College Of London. The knowledge of anatomy that he acquired proved serviceable in the profession that he subsequently adopted. Percy had a long and successful career in sculpture in Britain and Ireland, A photograph of Percy is kept in the National Portrait Gallery to this day.
He is well known for his monument to Jack Crawford. He won an international design competition for the Brant Memorial in Brantford Ontario. The memorial used the bronze from 13 cannons, which each weighed 600 lb.
Joseph Thayendanegea was a red Indian warrior and on the 25th August 1886, Percy Wood was adopted in to the Mohawk tribe as a mark of respect for his work.
Percy was the sculptor of the statue of the Irish explorer Thomas Heazle Parke (1857-1893) which stands in front of the Natural History Museum, Dublin.