The life and works of James and William Forsyth
This website aims to catalogue the major works of James and William Forsyth, two brothers from Scotland, who spent the years between 1851 and 1903 producing works in stone and wood that will hopefully last forever. This is a work in progress.
The 'list of works' pages are my selection of the work of James and William that have been currently identified ( see SOURCES page). My aim is that this site will eventually contain a photo gallery of my images and information about every one of these works.
It should be noted that, and against the history of James and William Forsyth that is generally documented across the internet, I have yet to find any evidence that the brothers ever worked together
If anyone visiting this site finds any errors or has any further information to share, please use the contact page to get in touch with me, I would love to hear from you
My own interest in these brothers is that William Forsyth was my Great-Great Grandfather on my father's side. My Grandmother Winifred Forsyth was the daughter of William Matthew Forsyth, a son of the sculptor William Forsyth
I am currently trawling through the available archive of "The Builder" for more information on the work of James and that needs annotating
and adding to his 'works' page
July 2019 The Fountain in Dudley Market place has been added to James' 1860's page
May 2019 Hurstpierpoint college photos have been added to the 1860's section of James Forsyth
May 2019 I have updated the History page and split it into two separate sections to allow for a slightly more coherent precis of each brother's life
April 2019 The list of works by James Forsyth was expanded massively and a map was added