G. F. Watts

George Frederick Watts

Wood relief

Postman's Park, London EC1

Inscribed beneath the figure of Watts:

In Memoriam
George Frederick Watts
who desiring to honour heroic self sacrifice
placed these records here

According to the Joy of Shards site, "The small green space called 'Postman's Park' is tucked in between King Edward Street, Little Britain and Angel Street, near St Bartholomew's Hospital, to the north of St Paul's Cathedral. Under the sheltered area is a wall commemorating ordinary people who lost their lives trying to save others. This was the idea of the painter G. F. Watts (1817-1904), and the hand-lettered tiles were made by Doulton."

Photograph 2006 by Jacqueline Banerjee

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