Lowell Libson & Jonny Yarker Ltd

  • Carved lime wood
  • 18 ¾ × 25 ¾ inches · 477 × 654 mm
  • In a rectangular parcel-gilt and black-painted wood and glass case a verre églomisé plaque inscribed:
    EDWARD The Martyr and ELFRIDA History of England R. Carpenter, Fecit BATH. 1810.
    Signed, inscribed and dated in ink on the backboard: Robt Carpenter fecit  Bath... 1810.
    Also variously inscribed on the case:
    a) Sarah Palmer Carpenter and Anne Carpenter the gift of their beloved father March the 29th 1820 (in pencil)
    b) S Palmer & Anne Carpenter the gift of their dear dear father/ ........ Seymour Street
    (in pencil)
    c) Edward the Martyr (in pencil)


  • Sarah Palmer and Anne Carpenter, a gift from their father in 1820;
  • Probably James Taylor (d. 1832) of 60 Wimpole Street, London, and 30 Royal Crescent, Bath;
  • Probably his daughters Francis Taylor Blathwayt (of Dyrham Park) and Laura Taylor Atkinson, 
  • and thence by descent to 2011.


  • Possibly in France in the nineteenth century on the basis of a fragment of a label on the case.


  • Edward Morris (ed.), British Sculpture in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Liverpool, 1999, pp. 6-7.

Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama