Boy with Goose, Midland Bank Headquarters (architect: Sir Edwin Lutyens), at the junction of Poultry with Old Jewry, on the rebated corners of the building, London, by Sir William Reid Dick, RA 1878-1961. 1936-37. Stone, 1.8m high. [Click on these photographs and those below for larger images.]

Why a boy with a goose? Ward-Jackson explains that when Lutyens got the commission for the building he wrote to Dick, explaining the amount of money he had for the work, suggesting a "Group of a boy and goose. The idea is Poultry — the name of the street which it will overlook."

All photographs and text by Robert Freidus. Formatting and perspective correction 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.]

Last modified 6 July 2011