The Fruits of Land and Water by Richard Garbe. 1911-12. Pediment of the Southern Pavilion, Thames House (architect: Stanley Hamp), Upper Thames Street and Queen Street Place, almost to the river. Portland stone, 4m high x 4m wide. Signed: at lower right: "R.GARBE Sc."

Left: A Ceres-like nude represents The Fruit of the Land (The Fruit of the Water looks like representations of Father Thames and Neptune). Right: Wisdom by William Bainbridge Reynolds. [Click on these images for larger pictures.]

Photographs and caption by Robert Freidus. Formatting and perspective correction by George P. Landow. 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.


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

Last modified 1 July 2011