Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield
Hallam University PUBLIC ART IN SHEFFIELD
‘Blessed Virgin’, 1904
Rectory, St Marie’s RC Cathedral
Rectory, St Marie’s RC Cathedral,
Norfolk Street, S1. (AZ p.5 3F)
The figure of the Virgin stands
in a niche with an ornate canopy, similar to that enclosing the Cairns statue
on High Street  by Alfred Tory’s father, Frank Tory senior. It is less
than lifesize and stands at first floor level.
St Marie’s Cathderal
Alfred Tory (1881-?) was only
in his early twenties when he made this piece. Four small contemporary heads
(possibly portraits) decorate the window at the eastern end of the rectory.
J.B.Himsworth's manuscript identifies one of these as the work of Alfred
manuscript on The City of Sheffield Artcrafts Guild, c. 1954. Sheffield
Hallam University library.