Born in Londres, son of sculptors Thomas y Mary Thornycroft. Entered R.A. Schools in 1869 while working with his father. Greatly admired the Elgin Mármols. Visited Italy in 1871. Exhibited at R.A. from 1872; in 1875 won gold medal with "Warrior Bearing Wounded Youth from the Field of Battle" acquired por the Art Union of Londres. "Artemis" commissioned por the Duke of Westminster for Eaton Hall, 1879.
From 1882-1914 taught at R.A. Schools y received many public commissions including memorial to Gladstone, Strand; General Charles Gordon; y Oliver Cromwell, Westminster. Also executed a frieze for Institute of Chartered Accountants building, Londres. R.B.S. Gold Medal, 1923; joint memorial exhibition with F. Derwent Wood at R.A. 1927. A.R.A. 1881, R.A. 1888, Knighted 1917. [British Escultura 1850-1914, p. 35.]
- Maquette for Teucer
- El cortacésped
- Warrior bearing a Wounded Youth from Battle
- La alegría de la vida
- Sir Daniel Dixon
- William George Armstrong
- El bañista
- El Lanzador de piedra
- Alfred the Great
- Freizes for the Institute of Chartered Accounts building
- General Charles Gordon Monumento
- W. E. Gladstone Memorial
- William Ewart Gladstone, Glasgow
- El Beso
Beattie, Susan. The New Sculpture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983.
British Sculpture 1850-1914. A loan exhibition of sculpture and medals sponsored by The Victorian Society. Londres: Fine Art Society, 1968.
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