Spandrel sculptures

Spandrel over window in Hoptonwood stone, 1.2 high x 3m wide. “At the centre are, from left to right, the coat of arms of an unidentified town, followed by the Arms of Dublin, and the Arms of Belfast. Pairs of maidens to left and right hold plans and a model of a steamship” (ward-Jackson). Click on this image and those below for larger pictures.]

“At the centre are, from left to right, the Arms of Cardiff, the Arms of Hull, and the Arms of Southampton. Flanking these are cross-sections of the engines of steamships, paris of maidens to either side, hold tools and navigational instruments” (Ward-Jackson). Spandrel over window in Hoptonwood stone, 1.2 high x 3m wide.

Spandrel. “At the centre the personification of Lloyd’s Register, a female figure, corwned and standing on the prow of a ship, holding in one hand the caduceus, and in the other a hammer. To either side of the keystone are the Arms of Glasgow and Newcastle, and below, on a banderole, the words LLOYD’S REGISTRY. Prows of sailing-ships in dry dock project on either side, and beyond them are pairs of maidens, two of them holding plands, one holding a model of a sailing-ship. s” (Ward-Jackson). Hoptonwood stone, 1.2 high x 3m wide.

Spandrel. At the left appear Bristol's coat of arms, which consist of a ship leaving from the Watergate of a castle and motto, “Virtute et industria” — “Virtue and Industry.” At the right appears a simplified Manchester coat of arms with the city's motto, “Concilio et Laborare” — “By wisdom and effort.”

Photographs and caption material by Robert Freidus Formatting, perspective correction, and commentary 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.]

Sir George Frampton's Sculpture on Lloyd’s Register of Shipping

Bibliography

The Ship and Castle.About Bristol, England, UK. Web. 7 August 2011.

Ward-Jackson, Philip. Public Sculpture of the City of London. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2003.


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