James Milo Ap Griffith RCA
Other names: James Milo
Born 11 June 1843
Died 8 September 1897
Active: 1863 - 1889
Country of birth and death: Wales
Born in Pont-seli, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Died in London.
Wealth at death: £185 4s. 2d.
Probate date: 31 October 1903
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Contest between Corineus and Goëmagot - An early British Legend
The Harvest Queen
Mr Thomas Williams of Canton
Head of Boadicea
Cain preparing his Sacrifice
The Greek Mother
The late Sir John Fox Burgoyne, GCB
C. R. M. Talbot, Esq., MP
Studies in Slate
Duke of Wellington
The First Repast
Terra Cotta Bust
Mother and Child
An Evening Star
Funded the creation of Sabina
Portrait of a Lady
Sabrina, Goddess of the Severn
Mercury, after Giovanni Bologna
Her Majesty the Queen
Coursing, 'temps' Elizabeth
Late Rev. Thomas Thomas, DD, Principal of Pontypool College
Address 29 Clipstone Street Fitzroy Square London | View on map
1872 (Circa) - 1874 (Circa)
There is some uncertainty about this address for Griffith. Groves places him at '29 Chipstone Street' and the Exhibition of the Works of Modern Artists in Manchester, 1874 lists him at '29 Chepstow Street, Fitzroy Square'. It is presumed these are both typesetting errors.
Exhibitions, Meetings, Awards and other Events
Exhibited at Royal Manchester Institution, Exhibition of the Works of Modern Artists, 1877
Exhibited at Corporation of Manchester Art Gallery, Royal Institution, First Autumn Exhibition, 1883
'The First Repast'
Exhibited at Royal Manchester Institution, Exhibition of the Works of Modern Artists, 1874
Exhibited at Royal Manchester Institution, Exhibition of the Works of Modern Artists, 1875
Exhibited at The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts (Summer Exhibition), 1768-
1863 - 1889
Exhibited 20 times, often 2-3 works per year.
Exhibited at Fine Art and Industrial Exhibition (Cardiff), 1870
16 August 1870 - 1 October 1870
Exhibited at Art Exhibition opened at the Drill Hall, Merthyr Tydfil, 1880
27 May 1880 - 1880
Exhibited at Cardiff Art Society Second Exhibition, 1880
5 May 1880 - 1880
Exhibited at Art Exhibition of the Royal National Eisteddfod, 1883
Exhibited at Liverpool autumn exhibition of modern pictures: the fourteenth (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool), 1884
Sabrina (cat. no. 2215, exhibited in Room C including marble pedestal, £500); Summer Flowers (cat. no. 2217, terracotta, exhibited in Room E, £157 10s.); Ione (cat. no. 2229, £57 15s.); Highlander Carrying Home Dead Deer (cat. no. 2231, wax, £63); Little Innocence (cat. no. 2272, marble bust, £42); My Guardian (cat. no. 2278, terracotta, £168); The Ancient Woodman (cat. no. 2280, bronze, exhibited in Room O, £840).
Exhibited at Autumn exhibition of pictures, in oil and water-colours: the fifteenth (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool), 1885
An Evening Star (cat. no. 1421, bronze, £50); Primroses (cat. no. 1423, terracotta, £12 10s.).
Exhibited at South Wales Art Society and Sketching Club 1st Annual Exhibition, 1888
Exhibited at South Wales Art Society and Sketching Club 2nd Annual Exhibition, 1889
Exhibited at Autumn exhibition of pictures, in oil and water-colours: the nineteenth (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool), 1889
Music and Dancing (cat. no. 1527, low relief, not for sale).
Won prize Art Exhibition of the Royal National Eisteddfod, 1883
Griffith won the Gold Medal for Best Work in Competition, £30 for the Best Piece of Sculpture and £7 7s for the Best Life-Sized Portrait Bust of a Welsh Worthy.
Institutional and Business Connections
Member of Royal Cambrian Academy of Art
Member of The South Wales Art Society
1888 - 1889
Member of sub-committee Sub-Committee for Statuary, Porcelain and Curiosities
1880 (Circa) - 1881 (Presumed)
Personal and Professional Connections
Wife/husband/spouse to Emily Griffith
They were married in 1879.
A Catalogue of the Fine Art and Industrial Exhibition 1881
Catalogue of the Exhibition of the Works of Modern Artists, City of Manchester Art Gallery, 1874
Cat. Nos. 689, 694, 697, 700, pp. 63, 64, 70
Catalogue of the Exhibition of the Works of Modern Artists, City of Manchester Art Gallery, 1875
Cat. Nos. 800, 810, 811, 813, pp. 74, 75, 83
Catalogue of the Exhibition of the Works of Modern Artists, City of Manchester Art Gallery, 1877
Cat. Nos. 1000, 1004, 1007, pp. 84, 85, 94
Catalogue of the First Autumn Exhibition, 1883
Cat. Nos. 940, pp. 68, 77
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1881
Class: RG11; Piece: 178; Folio: 46; Page: 51; Line: ; GSU roll: 1341038
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1891
Class: RG12; Piece: 104; Folio 94; Page 34; GSU roll: 6095214
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1858-1966
Name: James Milo Griffith Probate Date: 31 Oct 1903 Death Date: 8 Sep 1897 Death Place: Middlesex, England Registry: London
Citing this record
'James Milo Ap Griffith RCA', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/person.php?id=msib1_1202235837, accessed 31 Jan 2015]