Omnia Omnibus Ubique — Pedimental sculpture at Harrods, Brompton Road, SW3, London. British Listed Buildings describes “pediment filled with figured relief of Britannia, presented with produce; putti, cornucopiae and swags, and plaque bearing Harrods' motto 'Omnia Omnibus Ubique' ('Everything for everybody, everywhere').” The site, which lists the considerable number of architects and contractors involved in the store's initial design and later expansions, mentions “pinky-buff terracotta facings” by Doulton,” but does not state that the ceramics firm created the pedimental bas relief. Photograph of the building's upper façade and dome. [Click on the image for a larger picture.]

Photograph and caption by Robert Freidus. Formatting and perspective correction by George P. Landow. You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


Harrods 87-135, Chelsea.” British Listed Buildings. Web. 20 July 2011.

Last modified 20 July 2011