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Memorial to John Heminge and Henry Condell. Sculptor: Charles John Allen. Designer: Charles Clement Walker. 1895-96. The bust of Shakespeare and the inscription plaques on the lower plinth are bronze. The open volume leaning against the upper plinth is in polished pale gre granite, and the structural parts of the plinth are in polished red Aberdeen granite. Dimensions: memorial 3.53m high, but and socle 1.06m high; plinth 2.47m high. Signed at the back of the bust “Chas J Allen/Sc 1895.” Location: the former churchyard of St. Mary Aldermanbury, now a public garden, overlooking Love Lane.
Captions and photographs by Robert Freidus. Formatting and perspective correction 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 it in a print one.]
The former churchyard of St. Mary Aldermanbury, now a public garden, overlooking Love Lane. Note the public drinking fountain in the foreground.
Bronze plaques on the monument
- “To the memory of John Heminge and Henry Condell”
- [The story of the Shakespeare Folio]
- [Brief biographies of Heminge and Condell]
- “Extract from the Preface to the First Folio of 1623”
Ward-Jackson, Philip. Public Sculpture of the City of London. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2003.
Last modified 6 July 2011