Burberry’s Department Store, 115 Regent Street. London. Burnet & Tait, Architects London W1. Pevsner has the number slightly different and I assume it changed at some point. [Click on these photographs and those below for larger images.]
Jacqueline Banerjee adds that Dennis Wardleworth’s book on the sculptor explains that two male figures flank the northern side of the dome and two female on the south, the female figures representing art and industry. “In a sense all four figures were a reworking of Silence standing upright with vertical drapery in simple folds, each holding a symbol.”
The gilded bas reliefs at right are by George Alexander.
According to Wardleworth, The Spinner (the figure at right) is one of the sculptor’s most elegant works.
All photographs and unidentified text by Robert Freidus. Formatting and perspective correction by George P. Landow. [You may use these images 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.]
Bradley, Simon and Nikolaus Pevsner. London 6: Westminster. London: Penguin Books, 2003. p. 455.
Wardleworth, Dennis. William Reid Dick, Sculptor. Ashgate, 2015.
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