Town Hall, Sheffield. Architect: E. W. Mountford. [Click on this image to enlarge it.]. by Frederick William Pomeroy (1857-1924). c. 1890.
Harman and Minnis explain that the frieze on the left of the main entrance includes “architects, sculptors and artists together with workers in the fine trades — electroplaters, buffer girls, ivory turners and cutlers preceded by the goddess of light and knowledge” (63). (The last three occupations appear on the next plate.
Other Sculpture by Pomeroy on Sheffield's Town Hall
- Allegorical figure holding the tools of the metal-working trades
- Queen Victoria
- Thor and Vulcan supporting the arms of the city of Sheffield
- Steam and Electricity
- The Arts and Industries of Sheffield (II)
Photographs, caption, and formatting 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.]
Sheffield. Harman, Ruth, and John Minnis. Pevsner Architectural Guides. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. 2004.
Last modified 23 November 2011