Sculpture restoration repair Bronze Age Foundry


Bronze Age were pleased to assist their local borough Tower Hamlets Art Department, working with the authorisation of the Frank Dobson Estate to reproduce a sculpture made by the artist Frank Dobson. The Woman and Fish (circa 1950), placed originally in Cephas Street, junction with Cambridge Heath Road by the London County Council in 1963, provided drinking water until vandals damaged the original casting in 1977. Later, in 1979 it was beheaded and subsequently removed for restoration in 1983, to be returned again in 1985. Sadly the piece was totally destroyed in 2002 and it's remains discarded.

Bronze Age were approached in 1996 with the demanding task of reproducing this sculpture, and casting in Bronze. We recommended one of our excellent artists, Mr Antonio Lopez-Reche with whom we have worked and been associated with for many years, who then using the limited information available faithfully reproduced the original to scale to facilitate the moulding and casting processes.

This original plaster produced by the artist for moulding can be viewed at the Brady Arts Centre in Tower Hamlets.


Woman and Fish once cast has now been installed in Millwall Park, Tower Hamlets, just beside Island Gardens DLR Station.


If you have a restoration project or sculpture in need of repair, please do not hesitate to contact us for an estimate. We are also able to offer re-patination and any other sculpture maintenance requirements you may have.