Cassidy - Scupltor

Feature articles

Self portrait by Cassidy (private collection, USA)

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The Weaver's Wife (1906)

Irlam and Cadishead War Memorial (1923)

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Website created and compiled by Charlie Hulme and Lis Nicolson, with the invaluable assistance of the John Cassidy Committee, Slane History & Archaeology Society.

Biography and background

The life of John Cassidy: a summary

Two published biographies

The Cassidys of Slane: a genealogical exploration

John Cassidy's early life in Ireland

The Manchester School of Art

The Manchester Academy of Fine Arts

Cassidy in Manchester Faces and Places 1898

An hour with a Sculptor  1899

Cassidy in Faces and Places 1903

'Catalogue of a Small Collection of Sculpture' 1914

The Making of a Statue 1914: an article by John Cassidy

John Cassidy's Last Days July 1939

Privately owned or non-public works

Henry Clarence Whaite: a letter from John Cassidy 1898

Edward Schunck, FRS 1904

A Reverie - female figure 1905-6

The Weaver's Wife 1906

Alderman Sir James Wilson Southern 1909

Sir Arthur Hopkinson 1910

Rowland Thirlmere 1911

Ernest Marriott 1913

John Lewis Paton M.A. 1924

Lost or missing works

In Search of Ben Brierley

Leslie Stuart memorial 1939

The Gate of Knowledge 1909

Related projects
by the compilers

James Gresham, engineer and art collector

The Avenue, Sale

The Walkers of Woodheys Grange

Contents of the Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Irish Journey. The story of our visit to John Cassidy's native village and our part in an exhibition of his work.

Page updated by Charlie Hulme May 2015

Works to visit

War Memorials

Clayton-le-Moors Lancashire

Colwyn Bay North Wales

Eccles Salford

Heaton Moor Stockport

Irlam and Cadishead Salford

Lower Peover Cheshire

Skipton, North Yorkshire

Stourbridge Worcestershire

Rishton Conservative Club Lancashire

St Peter's, Swinton lych gate Salford

Other: Greater Manchester

John Pennington Thomasson, Bolton

John Kay Memorial, Bury

'Adrift'  Manchester

Albert Square Cassidy in the heart of Manchester.

Professor John Strachan University of Manchester

James Joule, Sale

Bolton two statues

Sir Charles Hallé, Manchester

Richard Peacock, Gorton

King Edward VII, Manchester

Rochdale and the Lancashire Dialect Writers Memorial

John Rylands (John Rylands Library)

Enriqueta Rylands (John Rylands Library)

Theology directing the labours of Science and Art (John Rylands Library)

Other: Elsewhere

Hygeia, Aberdeen

Queen Victoria, Belfast

Edward Colston, Bristol

Harry Houdini, New York, USA.

Alderman John Hargreaves Scott, Burnley