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Chisel Collection

Background imageChisel Collection: Grinling Gibbons / Evelyn

Grinling Gibbons / Evelyn
GRINLING GIBBONS English woodcarver and sculptor, with John Evelyn at the door, about to discover him

Background imageChisel Collection: Wheelwright makinbg wooden wheels, Blists Hill, Ironbridge

Wheelwright makinbg wooden wheels, Blists Hill, Ironbridge
A skilled wheelwright works on a wooden cart wheel in his workshop at Blists Hill Working Museum, Ironbridge, Shropshire. First published The Independent newspaper Date: 1989

Background imageChisel Collection: Splitting Slates

Splitting Slates
A workman uses a hammer and chisel to split slates in the biggest slate quarry in the world at Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire, Wales

Background imageChisel Collection: House carpenter planing a board on a bench

House carpenter planing a board on a bench. His workshop contains carpentry tools such as saws, hammer, chisel, as well as finished products such as a door, rafters, ladder, etc

Background imageChisel Collection: Blacksmith at work in his forge

Blacksmith at work in his forge
An elderly blacksmith hammering a horseshoe on his anvil. The owner of the horse awaiting a new set of shoes looks in at the window, while the blacksmiths cat scratches an ear on the work bench

Background imageChisel Collection: Apprentice splitting slate, Delabole Quarry, Cornwall

Apprentice splitting slate, Delabole Quarry, Cornwall
An apprentice splitting a slate at the Delabole Quarry in North Cornwall. Slate has been mined in the area since the middle ages

Background imageChisel Collection: Mrs Chips the Carpenter's Wife

Mrs Chips the Carpenter's Wife

Background imageChisel Collection: Masonry and sculpture tools and equipment

Masonry and sculpture tools and equipment
Italian Masonry and sculpture tools and equipment on display Date: circa 1920s

Background imageChisel Collection: English tourist in a bird basket in a gannet hunt

English tourist in a bird basket in a gannet hunt
English tourist riding in a bird basket in a gannet or guga hunt on the isle of St. Kilda, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Doctor Factobends recantation in the bird basket, St. Kildd

Background imageChisel Collection: Stone mason carving a stone with mallet

Stone mason carving a stone with mallet and chisel on a bevel. In the background, another mason cuts a block of stone with a saw

Background imageChisel Collection: Stonemason at work in a graveyard

Stonemason at work in a graveyard. circa 1800

Background imageChisel Collection: Comical monkey sculptor

Comical monkey sculptor. early 19th century

Background imageChisel Collection: Stonemason 1856

Stonemason 1856
Stonemason about cut into a stone block with his mallet and chisel. Date: 1856

Background imageChisel Collection: TOOLS / CHISELS ETC / 1889

TOOLS / CHISELS ETC / 1889
Various types of chisel, knife and gouge Date: 1889

Background imageChisel Collection: Masonic tools

Masonic tools. Drawing. FRANCE. Ό E-DE-FRANCE. Paris. Mus饠 du Grand Orient de France et de la Franc-Ma篮 nerie Europ饮 ne

Background imageChisel Collection: Cadburys Happy Families - Mr Block

Cadburys Happy Families - Mr Block
Cadburys Cocoa Cubs Happy Families - Mr Block the Sculptor. circa 1950

Background imageChisel Collection: Cadburys Happy Families - Master Block

Cadburys Happy Families - Master Block
Cadburys Cocoa Cubs Happy Families - Master Block the Sculptors Son. circa 1950

Background imageChisel Collection: Calbourne, Isle of Wight, Hants - Dressing watermill stone

Calbourne, Isle of Wight, Hants - Dressing watermill stone
Calbourne, Isle of Wight, Hampshire - " Dressing the stone" at the watermill. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageChisel Collection: Myanmar - A Marble Buddha Factory

Myanmar - A Marble Buddha Factory. Date: circa 1909

Background imageChisel Collection: Gibbs Happy Families - Miss Chips

Gibbs Happy Families - Miss Chips the Carpenters daughter. 20th century

Background imageChisel Collection: Iron tools. 11th-12th centuries

Iron tools. 11th-12th centuries
Iron tools. Scissors, key, knife, spoon auger, chisel, fishing spear and sickle. 11th-12th centuries. Neues Museum (New Museum). Berlin. Germany

Background imageChisel Collection: Caricature of Richard Claude Belt, English sculptor

Caricature of Richard Claude Belt, English sculptor
Caricature of Richard Claude Belt (1851-1920), English sculptor -- The Champion-Belt. A libel case between him and a former employer, Charles Lawes, ran for six months in 1882

Background imageChisel Collection: Book of Trades, The Sculptor

Book of Trades, The Sculptor. 1841

Background imageChisel Collection: Stone Mason 1827

Stone Mason 1827
" The business of the stone mason consists of hewing and squaring stone and marble, in cutting them for the purposes of building". Date: 1827

Background imageChisel Collection: Collectors card, stone carver at work

Collectors card, stone carver at work. Date: early 20th century

Background imageChisel Collection: Tools for making musical instruments, c. 1750

Tools for making musical instruments, c. 1750
Various tools for the manufacture of musical instruments, c. 1750. Date: c. 1750

Background imageChisel Collection: Shaping a Horseshoe

Shaping a Horseshoe
A young farrier (blacksmith) uses a hammer and chisel on his anvil to shape a horseshoe. Date: 1960s

Background imageChisel Collection: A relief wood carver and his work

A relief wood carver and his work
A relief wood carver seated alongside his work and the tools of his trade Date: circa 1920

Background imageChisel Collection: Field equipment

Field equipment

Background imageChisel Collection: Daks advertisement, 1953

Daks advertisement, 1953
Advertisement for Daks suits by Simpson of Piccadilly featuring a well-groomed 1950s chap wearing his suit well. Date: 1953

Background imageChisel Collection: Workshop of H. Trauffer - Davos, Switzerland

Workshop of H. Trauffer - Davos, Switzerland
The carpentry workshop of carpenter H. Trauffer of Davos, Switzerland, pictures carving a fabulous life-size Saint Bernard dog. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageChisel Collection: Denys Geuch with statue of Edward VII

Denys Geuch with statue of Edward VII
The sculptor Denys Geuch working on a statue of Edward VII, showing the late king in an informal pose, wearing sailing clothes

Background imageChisel Collection: Carpenters building a wagon

Carpenters building a wagon
Three carpenters working on a wooden wagon, using traditional tools and techniques. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageChisel Collection: Stonemason at Work

Stonemason at Work
A Stonemason prepares a large block of stone whilst sheltering from the hot sun below a wicker shade

Background imageChisel Collection: C17 Stoneworker

C17 Stoneworker
A stoneworker working with hammer and chisel

Background imageChisel Collection: Constructing a House

Constructing a House
Many men work on the construction of a house supported by scaffolding: laying bricks; dragging a heavy post using rollers; carving with a chisel Date: 1770

Background imageChisel Collection: Jesus the Chiseller

Jesus the Chiseller
Young Jesus wields mallet and chisel, helping his father in the family carpentry business

Background imageChisel Collection: C17 Stone Worker / Woodcut

C17 Stone Worker / Woodcut
A stoneworker working with a hammer and chisel

Background imageChisel Collection: 7 Wonders / Mausoleum / Pic

7 Wonders / Mausoleum / Pic
In 353 BC, Greek architects Satyros and Pythios were ordered to design & build a huge tomb for Mausolus of Caria, provincial ruler of Persian Empire, by his wife


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