Building by Charles Sargeant Jagger, 1828-29 — two views of this giant figure, one of four installed high on the façade of Nobel House (9, Millbank, formerly the Imperial Chemical Industry or ICI building), London. Jagger was commissioned to provide these symbolic stone figures by his patron, Sir Alfred Mond, founder of ICI, when the complex was built in 1927-29 by Sir Frank Baines, as the company's headquarters in Millbank. "Building" is represented” by a man strenuously engaged in construction work, with representations of buildings on a girder secured” by chains below him. He is pressing down hard on the links, some twined round his wrists and one end hung loosely round his neck (see Compton book on his sculpture, 82). [Click on these photographs to enlarge them.]

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Compton, Ann. "Jagger, Charles Sargeant (1885–1934)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Ed. David Cannadine. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. Online ed. Web. 1 June 2017.

_____. The Sculpture of Charles Sargeant Jagger. Much Hadham, Herts: The Henry Moore Foundation; Aldershot: Lund Humphries, 2004.

Weinreb, Ben, et al. The London Encyclopaedia. 3rd ed. London: Macmillan, 2008.

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