John Harrison by Henry Charles Fehr (1867-1940[?]). 1903. Signed on the base “HC Fehr.” A bronze plaque affixed to the granite base immediately beneath the statue reads, “The Gift of Councillor Richard Boston, 1903.” Harrison was the Leeds clothier, alderman and benefactor, who, amongst other charitable acts, founded the church of St John the Evangelist in Leeds — a man “whose name never vibrates on the Leeds ear, unassociated with ideas of beneficence and charity” (Taylor 91).

photographs Robert Freidus. Formatting by George P. Landow. text by Jacqueline Banerjee. [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.]


Read, Benedict. Victorian Sculpture. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1982.

Taylor, Rev. R. V. The Biographia Leodiensis: or, Biographical Sketches of the Worthies of Leeds. and Neighbourhood. London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co, 1865. Internet Archive. Web. 30 June 2011.

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