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The Music of the Wind

Stirling Lee, Thomas (1865-1916), c. 1907, Sculpture in wax; 66 x 25 x 23.5

Thomas Stirling Lee was born in Lambeth, London, the son of a surveyor.  He was educated at Westminster School and after serving as an apprentice in the studio of John Birnie Philip, studied at the Royal Academy Schools (1876-80) where he was awarded a gold medal and a travelling scholarship to study in Paris. Stirling Lee specialized in making reliefs and portrait medallions.  He made bas-reliefs for Leeds Town Hall and was a member of the National Portrait Society from 1910-15.  <em>The Music of the Wind,</em> a sculpture in wax,is the model for the silver statuette in the Sam Wilson bequest, given to the LACF by Sam Wilson in 1913.