There are several intriguing black and white images relating to the sculptor Alfred Hardiman (1891-1949) at the BSR archive. These images show him working in his studio and several works in progress.

Many images also document Hardiman’s busts, including studies he made for busts of Thomas Ashby (1874-1931) and Winifred Knights (1899-1947).

  • Alfred Hardiman collection, Bust of Winifred Knights (BSR Fine Arts Archive)
  • Alfred Hardiman collection (BSR Fine Arts Archive)
  • Alfred Hardiman collection (BSR Fine Arts Archive)
  • Alfred Hardiman collection (BSR Fine Arts Archive)

The archive also holds Hardiman’s Rome prize medal and application form and correspondence he made with with BSR Honorary Secretary Evelyn Shaw and other staff members. One can also find Hardiman’s recommendations for the BSR library such as books on Rodin.

There are several images relating to Peace (Piccadilly Gardens, 1926) of which there were nude and other versions made before the piece that now stands in Piccadilly Gardens as Hardiman’s own memorial. 

  • Alfred Hardiman collection, Peace (BSR Fine Arts Archive)
  • Alfred Hardiman working on 'Peace' (1926) in the BSR studios, early 1920s, (BSR Fine Arts Archive)
  • Alfred Hardiman collection, Peace (BSR Fine Arts Archive)
  • Alfred Hardiman collection, Peace (BSR Fine Arts Archive)
  • Alfred Hardiman collection, Peace (BSR Fine Arts Archive)

There are also images of other baroque sculptures exhibited in Rome which Hardiman may have used as inspiration or ideas for developing his works.

  • Alfred Hardiman collection (BSR Fine Arts Archive)
  • Alfred Hardiman collection (BSR Fine Arts Archive)
  • Alfred Hardiman collection (BSR Fine Arts Archive)
  • Alfred Hardiman collection (BSR Fine Arts Archive)
  • Alfred Hardiman collection (BSR Fine Arts Archive)
  • Alfred Hardiman collection (BSR Fine Arts Archive)
  • Alfred Hardiman collection (BSR Fine Arts Archive)
  • Alfred Hardiman collection (BSR Fine Arts Archive)
  • Alfred Hardiman collection (BSR Fine Arts Archive)
  • Alfred Hardiman collection (BSR Fine Arts Archive)
  • Alfred Hardiman collection (BSR Fine Arts Archive)
  • Alfred Hardiman collection (BSR Fine Arts Archive)
  • Alfred Hardiman collection (BSR Fine Arts Archive)
  • Alfred Hardiman collection (BSR Fine Arts Archive)
  • Alfred Hardiman collection (BSR Fine Arts Archive)
  • Alfred Hardiman collection (BSR Fine Arts Archive)
  • Alfred Hardiman collection (BSR Fine Arts Archive)

Where would you like to go next? Who would you like to meet?

Meet Alfred Frank Hardiman (1891-1949)
Learn more about Sculpture at the BSR, 1913-1930
Learn more about Photography at the BSR, 1913-1930

For a full bibliography and further reading, see here.