Marble

In the years immediately after his return from the war Carrick was presumably busy establishing his yard and undertook a number of smaller pieces which were exhibited at the RSA.  A number of these appear to have been commissioned by leading figures of Edinburgh's Liberal Party.  These included two fine reliefs in alabaster of Captains Lawrence Kay-Shuttleworth and his brother Edward Kay-Shuttleworth both of whom were killed in the Great War, which hang in the family home of Gawthorpe Hall in Lancashire, now in the care of the National Trust.  If the medallions seem familiar the family apparently made several copies of the portraits cast in plaster.  One pair are in Townley Hall in Burnley (not on display).  Any information on the location of other copies would be welcome.

 

This also seems to have been one of the rare occassions when Carrick worked in marble, another perhaps being the Robert the Bruce effigy in Saint Conan's Kirk at lochawe, and it gives the works a serenity which you don't find in bronze.

 

A special thanks to the National Trust and staff at Gawthorpe Hall for their assistance.

 

Photographs taken with kind permission of The National Trust.

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