Left: London holds a sword, probably symbolizing the center of national power, and Mercurcy's caduceus, the symbol of commerce. Right: Dublin (once held a Celtic cross nd a aharp adorned with shamrocks) both by Charles J. Samuel Kelsey (c.1820-88). 1868. 2.3 m. high. Horace Jones's Smithfield Market, London EC1. [Click on these images and those below for larger pictures.]
Left: Edinburgh with a book and a flag adorned with thistles. Right: Liverpool her right foot resting on the prow of a Greek galley and holding a rudder. Both by Samuel Kelsey.
Photographs and caption by Robert Freidus. Formatting, perspective correction, and additional caption material 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.]
“Charles J. Samuel Kelsey.” Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 181-191. University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011. Web. 3 June 2011.
Ward-Jackson, Philip. Public Sculpture of the City of London. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2003.
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