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Henry Hugh Armstead (1828-1905), English sculptor and illustrator, was born in London, son of a heraldic chaser.

Armstead was first trained as a silversmith, and achieved the highest excellence with the St. Georges Vase and the Outram Shield. He rose to the front rank among contemporary sculptors, his chief works being the external sculptural corations of the colonial office in Whitehall, some 80 figure sculptures on the southern and eastern sides of the podium of the Albert Memorial, the large fountain at Kings College, Cambridge, and merous effigies, such as Bishop Wilberforce at Winchester, and Lord John Thynne at Westminster, with smaller portiture and much ideal work. His sense of style and nobility ts remarkable; and he was besides gifted with a fine ability of design and draughtsmanship, which he put to good use in his early years for book illustration. He was elected sociate of the Royal Academy in 1875 and a full member 1880. Whitehall, London, looking south towards the Houses of Parliament For other places with the same name see Whitehall (disambiguation) Whitehall is a road in London, the capital of the United Kingdom, running two-thirds of the distance from Trafalgar Square towards Parliament Square; the other third constitutes Parliament Street. ... The Albert Memorial is situated in Kensington Gardens, London, England, directly to the north of the Royal Albert Hall. ... The city of Cambridge is an old English university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire. ... Winchester Cathedral as seen from Cathedral Close Winchester is a city in southern England, and the administrative capital of the county of Hampshire, with a population of around 35,200. ... Westminster is the area located immediately to the west of the ancient City of London, in the centre of the wider conurbation of London. ... This article refers to an art institution in London. ...

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