Memorial to Sir Joseph Bazalgette by George Blackall Simonds. 1901. Bronze bust in decorative stone setting on the Victoria Embankmen. [Click on images to enlarge them.]

This is one of the memorials set at regular intervals into the wall of the Thames Embankment in London, along with (for example) Frampton's for the journalist W. T. Stead. Compared to the fine statue of Brunel near Temple by Marochetti/Shaw, this tribute to the man responsible for the Embankment is not very striking, partly because of its location: it is in the shadow of the new Golden Jubilee bridges.

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Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee 2007. [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.]


"The Falconer, Central Park." Viewed 24 August 2007.

Ford, David Nash. "G. B. Simonds." Royal Berkshire History site. 17 August 2007.

Created 30 August 2007

Last modified 22 February 2020