Mrs Field

WAG 8806


Dora Field liked to act. In 1923 she performed in an amateur production at Liverpool's Sandon Studios Society. Tyson Smith was a member of the society, which held exhibitions and art classes. Tyson Smith modelled Mrs Field's head in clay with a smooth finish and sleek lines. He wanted to capture the style of ancient Egyptian sculpture. George Herbert Tyson Smith was one of Liverpool's most successful sculptors. He was apprenticed to a mason's yard on Smithdown Road in South Liverpool. Early in his career he carved the foundation stone of the Anglican Cathedral. His best known works include the cenotaph outside St George's Hall and the carved decoration on the entrance to the Birkenhead tunnel.