Liverpool, a municipality, employs Labour and encourages Art designed by Charles John Allen and executed” by Frank Norbury (1857-1916). 1882-1901. Istrian stone. St. George's Hall, Liverpool. Here, the figure of Liverpool is garbed in official robes and the chains of office, with a crown emblazoned with sailing boats. The figure representing the arts carries a model of St. George's Hall, much as founders of religious and educational establishment were depicted with models of their buildings. Labour, on the right, carries the tools that made the building work possible.

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The National Prosperity series on Saint George's Hall

Cavanagh entitles the series “National Prosperity” (261) and Read “The Story of Liverpool.” These six panels are on the east façade of St George's Hall, to the right of the central portico. They were commissioned in 1895, and Conrad Dressler's two panels, which proved the most contentious, were finally installed in June 1901. Designed by three different sculptors, they lack the unity of concept of the "Progress of Justice" series., and are perhaps best judged individually.


Cavanagh, Terry. The Public Sculpture of Liverpool. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1996.

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