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The Hands of Sir John Barbirolli

Horner, Jocelyn (1902-1973), Not known, Sculpture: bronze 127

Jocelyn Horner was born, lived, worked and died in Halifax.  In 1920 she studied at Leeds College of Art where she was a contemporary of Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore.  Her work was exhibited at Leeds City Art Gallery and between 1928 and 1949 was regularly shown in the Yorkshire Artists Exhibitions.  One of Horner’s best known works is a group in bronze of the three Bronte sisters, commissioned by the Bronte Society to be placed in the garden of the Parsonage.  Horner was a member of the Barbirolli Society and a personal friend of Sir John Barbirolli.   Her bronze sculpture, The Hands of Sir John Barbirolli, was bought by the LACF, with the aid of a contribution from Adam Jones, in 1972.