Fine and industrial arts (Relief on the left side of statue of Prince Albert). by Baron Marochetti (1805-1867). Unveiled 1866. Bronze. George Square, Glasgow. Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee [This image may be used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose.]
The reliefs depict the fine arts on the left side and the industrial arts on the right. The two central figures in the latter (shown here) "represent Education and Industry and are shown reclining on a locomotive; the outer figures are personifications of Agriculture and Commerce" (McKenzie 134). Thousands of people came to the unveiling, as they had done for the inauguration of the Queen's statue, and George Square was festooned with evergreens. The monument was well received, and in 1888 the Queen ordered a replica to be erected in Windsor Great Park Cf. Thomas Thornycroft's 1869 equestrian statue of Albert in front of St George's Hall, Liverpool.
McKenzie, Ray. Public Sculpture of Glasgow. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2002.
Read, Benedict. Victorian Sculpture. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1982.
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