Further Reading



Two books have been written by Parlantis:

The Parlantis-Art Bronze Founders of Fulham by Steve Parlanti (Troubador 2010)

Casting a Torso in Bronze by the Cire Perdue Process by E J Parlanti (Alec Tiranti 1953)

A particularly impressive database on British Bronze Sculpture Founders and Plaster Figure Makers 1800-1980 has been produced by Jacob Simon of The National Portrait Gallery. This database is the first of its kind, and features all of the bronze founders of note including Parlanti. Visit:

The University of Glasgow has produced a database entitled Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain & Ireland 1851-1951.

Information on the artist and sculptor Louis Reid Deuchars, who had work cast at the Parlanti foundry, can be found here:

Many books make reference to Parlanti castings and the artists who used the foundries, including:

Alfred Gilbert Studio Diary for 1899 by Cecil Gilbert (C Gilbert 1987)

Burning to Speak by Roger Cole (Oxford: Phaidon 1978)

Sir Alfred Gilbert & The New Sculpture (The Fine Art Society in association with Robert Bowman Gallery 2008)

Alfred Gilbert by Richard Dorment (Paul Mellon Centre, Yale University Press 1985)

Alfred Gilbert Sculptor and Goldsmith by Richard Dorment (Royal Academy of Arts in association with Weidenfield and Nicolson 1986)

The Sculpture of Epstein with a complete catalogue by Evelyn Silber (Phaidon Press 1986)

Savage Messiah by H S Ede (William Heinemann 1931)

Leon Underwood by Christopher Neve (Thames and Hudson 1974)

Alfred and Winifred Turner, Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 1988, Oxonian Rewley Press Ltd. 1988)