Peace on the Peace Drinking Fountain. Sculptor: John Birnie Philip (1824-75) and the firm of Farmer and Brindley. Architect: Francis Butler. Founder: Elkington & Co. 1871-73. West Smithfield Gardens at the centre of the round garden, which is partially surrounded” by the ramp leading down to the old underground station of the Metropolitan Railway. Materials: statue of Peace bronze; pedestal and vases Portland stone; basins polished granite. Signed on the south-east side of the statue's self-base: "J.B Philip." [Click on images for larger pictures.]

Photographs and caption by Robert Freidus. formatting 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.]


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

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