Friday, 18 May 2012

1056 : A Fountain Of Republicanism


This is one of the four statues that frame the Albert Memorial Water Fountain in Queensbury. According to newspapers reports from the time the fountain was opened in 1863, the four female figures are supposed to represent industry, fine arts, literature and agriculture. Quite which one this is, I am not sure - possibly republicanism, because she seems to have chopped off the head of the Prince Regent.

3 comments:

Karen S. said...

Oops! She or someone certainly has, haven't they!

MMm.. said...

Well, if it's one of the 4, it must be industry! After all, how very industrious getting rid of the stone weight?!

MMm.. said...

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