Athena with a medusa shield flanked” by her eagles of wisdom, 68 King William Street, City of London, EC4” by an unknown sculptor. Wikipedia's brief article points out that T. S. Eliot's The Wasteland describes this street, which houses investment banks and insurance firms, as part of his “unreal city.” [Click on images for larger ones.]

Photographs and caption by Robert Freidus. Formatting and perspective correction 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.]


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

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