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Name:  Danford, John
Date of birth:  1913
Place of birth:  Dublin
Date of death:  1970

John Danford was born in Dublin in 1913. His father, George, unfortunately died only a year after John was born but at the age of five his mother remarried Lieutenant Richard Kingston Jago. In 1921 the family moved to London and after being schooled in Hampstead and Surrey, John was successful in obtaining a scholarship to Wimbledon College of Art. Following Wimbledon he was admitted to the Royal Academy at 21 and flourished within this environment, winning several prizes for his art and sculpture including the Academy Gold Medal and a year’s travel scholarship which formed the basis of his future interest in working overseas. He purchased and equipped a mini Austin van as a temporary home and drove it on a 17000 mile journey through 20 countries around the Mediterranean, his experiences forming the basis of a series of lectures he gave on his return. These included such titles as ‘Across North Africa in a Baby Car’ and featured a variety of subjects including Mediterranean architecture.

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6 decorated verandah posts from a chief's house
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BIRRC-D0033(1-6)
BIRRC-D0084.jpg
Carved chest
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BIRRC-D0084
BIRRC-D0002(2).jpg
Carved chest of drawers
Erhabor, H. I.
BIRRC-D0002
BIRRC-D0029.jpg
Carving of a gazelle suckling her young
Akeredolu, Justus D.
BIRRC-D0029
BIRRC-D0001.jpg
Chest

BIRRC-D0001
BIRRC-D0059.jpg
Chief's cap
Unknown
BIRRC-D0059
Eight carved pierced plaques
Erhabor, H.I.
BIRRC-D0034(1-8)
Four Calabashes
Unknown
BIRRC-D0050(1-5)
Goblet
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BIRRC-D0040
BIRRC-D0043.jpg
Horse and rider with spear
Unknown
BIRRC-D0043
BIRRC-D0393(4).jpg
Indigo dyed cotton textiles (Adire)
Unknown
BIRRC-D0393(1)
BIRRC-D0393(4).jpg
Indigo dyed cotton textiles (Adire)
Unknown
BIRRC-D0393(3)
BIRRC-D0393(4).jpg
Indigo dyed cotton textiles (Adire)
Unknown
BIRRC-D0393(6)
BIRRC-D0393(4).jpg
Indigo dyed cotton textiles (Adire)
Unknown
BIRRC-D0393(4)
BIRRC-D0393(4).jpg
Indigo dyed cotton textiles (Adire)
Unknown
BIRRC-D0393(5)
BIRRC-D0393(4).jpg
Indigo dyed cotton textiles (Adire)
Unknown
BIRRC-D0393(2)
BIRRC-D0057(3).jpg
Man's dress, 'agbada'
Unknown
BIRRC-D0057(3)
BIRRC-D0057(2).jpg
Man's dress, 'agbada'
Unknown
BIRRC-D0057(2)
BIRRC-D0057(1).jpg
Man's dress, 'agbada'
Unknown
BIRRC-D0057(1)
BIRRC-D0036(1).jpg
Queen mother head (Iyoba)
Chief Enahin
BIRRC-D0036
Small carved calabash bowl with lid
Unknown
BIRRC-D0049
Small carved calabash lid
Unknown
BIRRC-D0048
Two cooking-fire pot stands
Unknown
BIRRC-D0080(1)
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