Leverhulme Memorial, Windy Bank, Port Sunlight, Bebington, Wirral, Merseyside, UK, by Sir William Reid Dick, RA 1878-1961. This monument to William Hesketh Lever, Lord Leverhulme (1851-1925), was unveiled in 1930, having been funded by the donations of 22,000 employees. Left: Side view of the monument. Right: Inspiration, the figure in the Art Deco style that surmounts the 14-foot-high obelisk.
Left to right: (a) Three figures probably representing heavy industry, motherhood, and literature or knowledge. The man at left appears to be a foundry worker, and the rear view (at right) shows his protective hood pushed back. . (b) Front view of the entire monument. (c) Rear view of the sculptural group, which reveals a fourth figure — a woman holding an artist's palette represnting the fine arts. [Click on images for larger pictures.]
All photographs and text by Robert Freidus except the two at lower right by Jacqueline Banerjee.. [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 it in a print one.]
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