Architectural sculpture, The Royal Arcade at 28 Old Bond Street, London W1. Architect: Archer & Green; unknown sculptor. 1879-80. Click on the photographs below to enlarge them.

Left and right: Caryatids at either side of the building. Middle: Queen Victoria.

Reliefs symbolizing abundance and commerce, the latter signified” by the caduceus in the reclining woman's hand.

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Hibbert Charles Binney.” 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. 26 August 2011.

Bradley, Simon and Nikolaus Pevsner. London 6: Westminster. London: Penguin Books, 2003.

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