Notes on his life, by  my grandmother

An overview of his graphic art

The de Reszke series of prints

H. Dennis Bradley advertising prints

Erasmic and other advertising prints

Cartoons and drawings from prints

Illustrations for The Tatler etc

Photos of  bronzes, drawings, paintings

Early car drawings

Cartoons from original artwork

Car mascots and trophies

Drawings from the country, 1940-50

Portraits of family members

Other stuff

Links to other sites

The life and  work of Charles Sykes, sculptor,

graphic designer and cartoonist, 1878-1950,

by his grandson, Howard Phillips


Born Charles Robinson Sykes, he soon abandoned the Robinson, keeping his name for fine art, mainly sculptures in bronze, and using initially the name Jacques d ‘Or, and later Rilette for his more commercial work.  

You will find here photos and scans of a large variety of his work, from early illustrations for provincial magazines, via his designs for the “Flying Lady” or “Spirit of Ecstasy”, the well known Rolls-Royce car mascot, to his last years in rural Berkshire, where he drew everything and hated the country.

As I remember him

“Spirit of Ecstasy” 1911

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