[Spirit of the Grape] Tympanum Relief by Herbert W. Palliser. 1927-28. Portland stone, 2.2m high x 2.2m wide Vintry House (on west side of Queen Street Place, the last building before water — directly south of Thames House). Architects: Kersey, Gale and Spooner.

(a) The typanum in its architectural setting. (b) The not-very-attractive spirit (or goddess) of the grape with her twentieth-century hairdo. (c) A goat chewing on grape stem and the sculptor's signature at the lower right. (d) One of the two Art Deco swans that flank the sculpture. [Click on these thumbnails for larger pictures.]

Photographs and caption by Robert Freidus. Formatting, perspective correction, and additional captions”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.


Ward-Jackson, Philip. Public Sculpture of the City of London. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2004.

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