Life Size Sculpture By Mary Milner Dickens


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Third quarter 20th Century

  • £480.00 Delivery included
  • €558 Euro
  • $582 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Life Size Sculpture By Mary Milner Dickens - “Shepherdess”

A wonderful life size sculpture.

Mary Milner Dickens - a little info on this talented artist - As a sculptor her versatility is founded upon the broad education she received at a number of eminent institutions during the 1950s and 1960s. She acquired the traditional skills of modelling, carving, drawing and lettering at the Royal College of Art and Leicester College of Art, while her time studying for a Masters degree in Fine Art at Cornell University in the United States exposed her to a variety of new technological processes and alternative media. She also spent two years at the British School in Rome and won the prestigious Prix de Rome for Sculpture in 1957.

This one, the Shepherdess was one of her full size pieces. It commands real presence and is full of texture and contours. It sits in an aged condition – we do have losses to a few of the fingers and on occasions around the edges but, we feel, that seems to add to its appeal. The sculpture is made of cast plaster which has an original bronze effect finish which is faded in places. We find it a little haunting and it certainly created a centre point for our showroom.
Fortunately the piece splits into two for transportation but is nevertheless very heavy.
A fine opportunity for the home or commercial space.

Dimensions - Overall: Height 186cm x Width - hand to hand 75cm, shoulder to shoulder 42cm x Base Width 63cm x Depth 42cm

Billy Hunt has successfully focused on British furniture and lighting since 2015. Our base is a 3,000sq foot space on a wonderful country estate in Staffordshire which you are more than welcome to visit, just let us know.

Martina an interior designer qualified from The Inchbald School of Design London partners up with Wayne an ardent gatherer in offering an attention-grabbing, appealing mix of British furniture and lighting from anywhere between 1750 -2000, of all genres. We have an ever-changing flow of interesting stock which works well for home, commercial spaces and interior designers.

When purchasing from us we include delivery in the purchase price and liaise with you to ensure delivery is as swift and as smooth as possible. Please call or email for quotes to Scotland, Northern Ireland and for World-wide shipping.

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If in any doubt and /or wish to chat over a piece then please give us a call 01283 617377 / 07768 266266


  • H: 186cm (73.23in)
  • W: 75cm (29.53in)
  • D: 42cm (16.54in)


Third quarter 20th Century

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Billy Hunt is an independent partnership based in a wonderful Victorian Farming Buiding once used to stable Dray Horses for Bass Brewery and with the assistance of technology, enjoys serving customers nationally and internationally. The collaboration of successful Interior Designer Martina Reitbauer and Ardent Gatherer Wayne Lawless brings to you an exciting and ever evolving selection of items for your home which do not have the constraints of a particular era, no onus on any particular style or a brand agenda to respect.

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