Liverpool by her shipwrights builds vessels of commerce. Thomas Stirling Lee (1857-1916). 1882-1901. Istrian stone. St. George's Hall, Liverpool. The figure of Liverpool looks older and more dignified here, holding a model of a ship and talking to the shipwright on the left. Both shipwrghts listen attentively. As Terry Cavanagh observes, "the ground beneath Liverpool's feet is carved to resemble waves," showing that the city's "prosperity is founded on the sea" (263). [Another picture, showing inscription]

The remainder of the National Progress series on Saint George's Hall

Photograph by Robert Freidus. text by Freidus and Jacqueline Banerjee. Perspective correction, formatting, and linking” 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 it in a print one.]


Cavanagh, Terry. The Public Sculpture of Liverpool. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1996.

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