Anthony Twentyman (1907 - 1989)
Memorial to Sir George Labouchere's dogs, Katie and Jenny. Shaped ovoid block of granite, carved with semi-circular motifs and inscription. Written on the headstone is: JENNY – CANIS NOBILIS – AMICA CARA – 1968-1974 and on the base face and on the rear face: KATIE 1971-1985 A slate base raised on a stone plinth. Anthony Twentyman was a personal friend of Sir George and Lady Rachel Labouchere who patronised his work. He came from a Wolverhampton family of exporters and lived near Dudmaston A number of other sculpture pieces by Twentyman can be seen within both the house and grounds at Dudmaston. These include the bronze and slate sculpture 'Abstract Plaque' from 1970 (National Trust Inventory Number 814363), the bronze sculpture ‘Interlocking Arcs’ also from 1970 (National Trust Inventory Number 814364) and ‘Altar Cross’ a slate sculpture on a solid rectangular base, again from 1970 (National Trust Inventory Number 814367).
Commissioned by Sir George Labouchere from the sculptor, Anthony Twentyman.
Marks and inscriptions
'AT' (signed bottom right)
Makers and roles
Anthony Twentyman (1907 - 1989), sculptor