West Africa by Alfred Drury, R.A. (1871-1926). c. 1920. East side of the Mall Circus in front of Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Monument. Bradley and Pevsner explain that “The CIRCUS all around was designed to accommodate sightseers during parades and ceremonies. . . . STATUARY on piers, youths or amorini with shields of Dominions and colonies and appropriate flora and fauna” (656). In this case a female lion (or a tiger) and vegetation serve as attributes. [Click on photographs to enlarge them.]
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Other sculpture in the Mall Circus
Bradley, Simon, and Nikolaus Pevsner. London 6: Westminster. “The Buildings of England.” New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2003.
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