Thursday, 16 April 2009
Victorian sculptor, Benjamin Spence Born 1822 - Died 1866
Dear Sir or Madame:
My name is Barbara Behan, and I am a descendant of the Victorian sculptor, Benjamin Spence. (Benjamin's brother was my direct ancestor. This brother eventually emigrated to Canada, and one of his sons was my grandmother's father, settling in Montana.)
I'm interested in learning more about Benjamin Spence's work and life. I understand from online articles from a Liverpool newspaper that three of his sculptures were vandalised in 2005. I wonder if these were repaired?
I'd like any information on them that you have. I did also find, online, a photograph of "Highland Mary" that appeared to have been taked in 2009, but I couldn't verify this date.
Would you mind letting me know if these sculptures were repaired? Also, if you could give me a brief overview of other information you may have on Spence and his work, I'd also appreciate that.
Many thanks to you,
Barbara C. Behan