Jacqueline Banerjee, 2009 [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photograher and (2) link your document to this URL.], to the rear of St George's Hall. Thomas Shelmerdine. 1904. Photograph and text by
Sir George Frampton was consulted at the inception of this scheme, but disavowed his part in it when it came under fire later on, chiefly, it seems, for a lack of greenery (see Cavanagh 169). Shelmerdine, who finally designed the layout of the gardens, was the Corporation Surveyor. However, even if little remained of Frampton's grandiose ideas for a full-scale Italianate sculpture park, the distinguished sculptor still contributed much to the final effect through his three sculptures here: Canon Lester, William Rathbone and Sir Arthur Forwood).
Cavanagh, Terry. Public Sculpture of Liverpool. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1997.
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