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Edward Davis: Josiah Wedgwood

Josiah Wedgwood by Edward Davis

Portrait sculptor Edwards Davis was born in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, South West Wales. Davis studied in London at the Royal Academy schools in 1833 and exhibited at the academy from 1834 up until the end of his life, his last exhibit being in 1877.


True to his time Davis' portraits included a variety of statesmen, religious figures and alongside his portrait works he exhibited some relief and classical works




His sculpture works include this statue of one of Stoke-on-Trent’s most famous potters; Josiah Wedgwood. The sculpture is situated opposite Stoke-on-Trent railway station depicting Wedgwood formally dressed holding a replica Portland vase.

Stoke-on-Trent Sculpture Trail