Close-up of figures

Mgr. James Nugent

Frederick William Pomeroy


Bronze on a sandstone pedestal

St John's Gardens, Liverpool

Rare or even unique in its commemoration of a Catholic priest in a public place, this monument is not perhaps one of Pomeroy's strongest productions. The clerical robes make rather a solid block of Nugent himself, while the thin ragged boy being gathered in towards him, and looking up at him as to a saviour, stands awkwardly. Yet these very features contribute to the poignant effect of the composition.

Other Views and Related Material

  • Close-up of Nugent
  • Nugent and the boy from the side
  • St John's Gardens
  • Photograph, caption, and Commentary below by Jacqueline Banerjee, 2009.

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