Figures symbolizing Literature and the Visual Arts, Main entrance, Carnegie Central Library, Hammersmith,” by F. E. E. Schenck. Signed and dated "1905" (see detail of female with the spinning wheel.) [Click on photograph to enlarge it.]

Left: Literature. The feathers in the jar at right suggest the man holding the large volume is both writer and reader. Right: The visual arts: The woman representing painting looks in the general direction of a classical nude torso representing sculpture, which sits on top of a capital that represents architecture.

Photograph by Robert Freidus. Formatting, text, 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 photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


Carnegie Central Library, BermondseyBritish Listed Buildings. Web. 20 October 2011.

Cherry, Bridget, and Nikolaus Pevsner. London 3: North West. “The Buildings of England.” New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2002.

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