Chimera with Personifications of Fire and the Sea by Francis William Doyle Jones (1873-1938). 24-28 Lombard Street, London. Bronze, 6m high x 5.5m wide. 1914. Signed: on the side of the base of the figure of Fire — “F.W. DOYLE JONES 1914.”

According to the Mapping Sculpture site, Doyle Jones, a painter and sculptor born in Ireland, concentrated on portrait sculpture, but “he also made a large number of war memorials. He created a number to commemorate the Boer War, including those at Middlesborough (1904), West Hartlepool (1905), Llanelli (1905), Gateshead (1905) and Penrith (1906). After the First World War he made further memorials at Gravesend, Kent and Sutton Coldfield.”

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.]


Francis William Doyle Jones.” 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. 2 June 2011.

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

Last modified 27 July 2011