Sculpture on the North Turret

Sculpture on the north turret of Lloyd’s Register of Shipping ” by Sir George Frampton, R.A. Architect: T. E. Collcutt. Fenchurch Street and Lloyd’s Avenue, London EC3. Portland stone, each panel approximately 2.4m high x 1.2m wide. The right-most panel in both of the photographs above contain, as Ward-Jackson points out, “six maidens facing left. The second from the left holds a model of a steamship, whilst the figure immediately behind her hold a model of a galleon.”

Left: The middle panel contains an allegorical representation of Lloyd's who “wears a crown of sails and stands on a ship’s prow, holding in one hand a caduceus, in the other, a book. Behind her a zodiacal sphere, and to either side of her two mermaids.” Right: In the left panel six maidens face right, “Those in the foreground hold a ship’s telegraph, a hammer and a propeller.” [Click on these images and those below for larger pictures.]

Sculpture on the South Turret

Two views of maidens who hold models of sailing ships and wear costumes apparently loosely based on that of various nations or continents. In the left-hand photograph, the middle woman wears, for example, something resembling a sari while the woman to her left wears a robe with Chinese elements.

Sir George Frampton's Sculpture on Lloyd’s Register of Shipping

Photographs and caption material by Robert Freidus Formatting, perspective correction, and commentary 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.]


Beattie, Susan. The New Sculpture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983.

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

Last modified 5 August 2011