Domestic scene 1891-93. Sculptor: Benjamin Creswick. Buff terracotta, 276 x 90 cm. Bloomsbury Public Library, Birmingham. Designed by Jethro Cousins and Peacock. George T. Noszlopy explains that the scenes on the main fa├žade of the building, which flank Art, Craft, and Industry presenting their wares to Birmingham, embody the sculptor's depictions of “contemporary figures and workaday realism . . . representative of his Ruskin-inspired attitude toward subject-matter in public sculpture ” (90). [Click on image to enlarge it.]

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