Theed's Camels

Camels (Peek Bros Trademark — Camel Caravan). 1884. Stone relief, approximately 1.5m high x 3m long. Peek House, 20 Eastcheap, on the south side of the street, at the junction with Lovat Lane, London EC3. Signed on the frame of the relief at the bottom right-hand corner: “ W. THEED SC. / 1884.” These premises were the headquarters of Peek Bros & Co., dealers in tea, coffee and spices, built between 1883 and 1885 for Sir Henry Peek, son of one of the original founders of the firm. (Ward-Jackson).

Left: Detail. Right: Peek House, 20 Eastcheap. [Click on these images for larger pictures.]

Photographs 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.]

Sources

Ward-Jackson, Philip. Public Sculpture of the City of London. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2003.


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