Henry Fawcett Fountain, Victoria Embankment Gardens, London. Sculptor: Mary Grant. Fountain Designer: Basil Champneys. 1886. Bronze. [Click on images to enlarge them.]

According to the Mapping Sculpture website, the sculptor, who has four works in the National Portrait Gallery, lived from c. 1830-1908. “Her maternal grandfather was Lord Elgin and her uncle was Sir Francis Grant, an American painter and President of the Royal Academy. She studied in Florence under Fantachiotti and in Paris under Merier.”

Photographs and caption by Robert Freidus. formatting 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 a print one.]


Byron, Arthur. London Statues. London: Constable, 1981.

"Miss Mary Grant." Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951. University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011. Web. 3 May 2011.

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