Father Thames by Albert Hemstock Hodge (1875-1918) and Charles Doman. 1912-22. Portland stone, approximately 10 meters high. Former Port of London Authority building. Architect: Edwin Cooper. [Click on images for larger pictures.]

“Copper and Hodge were co-operating on another major project, Hull Town Hall, for which the sculptor created colossal groups with female figures and animals. Albert Hodge was to die in 1917, aged only 42, and leaving two groups of Exportation and Father Thames, and single figure of Father Thames, for the Port of London Authority building, at sketch model stage. These works had to be scaled up and completed” by his assistant, Charles Doman, who contributed two figures of his own to the building, and thereafter became Cooper's sculptor in chief.” — Ward-Jackson

Photographs and text 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 Victorian Web and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite it in a print one.]


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

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