Railways and Shipping on Arthur Usher's Britannia House (formerly the offices of the London Chatham & Dover Railway), located opposite the Old Baily. 1912-20. Portland stone. Dimensions: each figure approx. 1.7m high x 1.7 wide.

Left: The architectural setting of the allegorical figures. Middle left: Shipping holding an anchor and a ship's bow. Middle right: Railways with a wheel at her feet and holding a locomotive. Right: The locomotive (detail).

Photograph and caption by Robert Freidus. Formatting and perspective correction 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 in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


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

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