City Hall, Cardiff

National Museum Cardiff [Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Caerdydd] (adjacent to City Hall). Architects: Arnold Dunbar Smith and Cecil Brewer. 1912-27. Portland Stone. City Hall Road, Cardiff. Photographs by Robert Freidus. Text, perspective correction, and formatting by George P. Landow.[You may use these images 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 or cite it in a print one.]

Two views of the museum building..

The Genius of Painting.

The Genius of Literature or History.

Left: A Welsh bard flanked by ancient Celts. right: Female robed figure with oil lamp representing classical knowledge and flanked by a Roman soldier and young person.

Right: Modern science and technology (represented by the man listening to a telephone, another with pilot's helmet and goggles, and woman wearing academic regalia with books on her knee and a skull for anatomy and medicine in one hand).

Related Material: other views of the National Museum plus the City Hall and its sculpture

References

National Museum of Wales.” Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951. University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011. Web. 5 February 2012.

Read, Benedict. Victorian Sculpture. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1982.


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Last modified 4 March 2010.