Charity & Justice on the base of the General Charles Gordon Memorial” by Sir W. Hamo Thornycroft, R. A. (1850-1925). Bronze. Victoria Embankment, London. Click on right image to enlarge it.]
Susan Beattie comments: “On the flanks of the pedestal are set two large bronze low relief panels with standing female figures of Charity and Justice and Fortitude and Faith. Immediately above them and continued on all four sides of the pedestal are all richly elaborated foliated frieze and cornice, carved” by Farmer & Brindley, the firm responsible for all the stonework. The stone superstructure is hung with delicate bronze wreaths and garlands” (205).
Photograph 2011 at right by Robert Freidus. Photograph at left 1999, formatting, and text by George P. Landow. 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.]
Beattie, Susan. The New Sculpture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983.
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