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Thoma MOWBRAY, sculptor, Toronto, A,-as born March 6th, I S29, at London, Eng. He received his education at the public schools there. At the age of ten years he began his chosen work with his father, who was a leading scupltor. He also studied under the celebrated Patrick Parkes, who was a pupil of Thorwalsden, the Danish sculptor. The subject of our sketch has been engaged on some of the most important buildings in Europe as well as in America. He did most of the restoration work on the old cathedrals throughout England, also the " Albert 'Memorial " monu-

merit and the Indian offices, London, J. & C. Watts' warehouses, Manchester, the Liverpool Exchange, on which he spent seven years, and others. He spent eighteen months on the celebrated Vanderbilt mansion, New York, was engaged on the Metropolitan Church, Toronto, Bank of B.N. A., new Custom House, St. James Cathedral and St. Albans Cathedral, Toronto. In religion Mr. Mowbray is an Episcopalian. He belongs to the Masonic Brotherhood and to the Ontario Society of Artists. He has been twice married—first, in IS44, to Eliza Bain, who died in iS54, and again to E. Oakley, of Manchester.

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