Justice robed with attendants by Hibbert Charles Binney (c. 1872-1951). 156 Piccadilly (the former Norwich Union Building), London W1. 1906-1908. Architects: Runtz & Ford. Detail (Justice). [Click on this photograph and those below to enlarge them.]

According to the Mapping Sculpture site, Binney, the son of a mechanical engineer and Justice of the Peace, was born Cheam, Surrey and raised in Essex. He attended the Royal Academy schools, winning “ a first prize silver medal for a model of a statue or group.” A member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, he worked as a sculptor and medalist.

Left: 156 Piccadilly (the former Norwich Union Building), London W1. Right two: Amorini with seal of the former owners” by an unknown sculptor.

Photograph by Robert Freidus. Formatting, text, 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. [Want to take a tour of architectural sculpture?]


Hibbert Charles Binney.” Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951. University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011. Web. 26 August 2011.

Bradley, Simon and Nikolaus Pevsner. London 6: Westminster. London: Penguin Books, 2003.

Last modified 25 August 2011