Louise Aldrich-Blake by Arthur George Walker, R.A. (1861-1936). 1926 or 1927. Bronze. Architect: Edwin Lutyens. Tavistock Square garden, London. [Click on these images to enlarge them.]

Bob Speel’s sculpture site (speel.me.uk) explains that “the double bust” is situated “at one corner of the Square so that one bust faces inwards, one outwards from the gardens. . . . The elegant stone structure supporting the sculpture is” by the architect Edwin Lutyens. The staff and coiled snake on the side indicates her medical career.”

[Photographs the Robert Freidus. You may use this image 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. — George P. Landow]


Byron, Arthur. London Statue. London: Constable, 1981. Pp. 15 and 61.

Last modified 22 October 2018