Britannia (first version) by Francis Derwent Wood, R.A. (1871-1926). 1924. Portland stone, 2.5 m high. Signed on base of figure at the Finsbury Circus side of the building: “DERWENT WOOD RA/ 1924.” Location: Britannic House designed by Sir E. L. Lutyens for the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, which later became British Petroleum, Finsbury Circus, London EC2. [Photograph showing the location of the Britannia (first version) to Indian Water Carrier.

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

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