Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Leicester
Leicester

East Midlands

Welford Place

John Biggs

1801-1871
hosiery manufacturer and philanthropist, Mayor of Leicester
George Anderson Lawson
1873 (1930)

Leicester /  John Biggs   Leicester /  John Biggs

Description

Bronze statue.

Inscription(s)

JOHN BIGGS
1801 — 1871

Signature

geo. a. lawson sc. 1871 / renovated and cast from original marble 1930 / by j.h. morcom

Annotation

The statue in Sicilian marble was unveiled on 15 April 1873 by the sculptor, George Anderson Lawson. By 1928, the original statue had decayed and was in a ruinous condition, and a replacement in bronze was erected on 10 December 1930.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

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Locatie (N 52°37'54" - W 1°8'1")

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