United Kingdom

Statues - Hither & Thither

Site Search:
London
London

Greater London

Gough Square (EC4)

Hodge

Jon Bickley
1997

London /  Hodge   London /  Hodge

Description

Bronze statue of a cat sitting on a book 'a dictionary of the english language', next to two oysters.

Inscription(s)

HODGE
'a very fine cat indeed'
belonging to

SAMUEL JONHSON (1709-1784)
of Gough Square

'Sir, when a man is tired of London
he is tired of life: for there is in
London all that life can afford.'

'The chief glory of every people
arises from its authours.'

The efforts of Mrs. Ann Pembroke, Deputy, Corporation of London
representative, Dr, Johnson's House Trust, are gratefully acknowledged
in the ability to associate this memorial with
Dr. Johnson and the English Language.

'CASTIGAVIT ET EMENDAVIT'

h.w. fowler's tribute to the work of
major byron f. caws
in the preparation of the
concise oxford dictionary.

erected by his grandson, richard byron caws, cvo, cbe, frics,
september 1998

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location (N 51°30'53" - W 0°6'27")

Item Code: gblo088; Photograph: 4 August 2014
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
If you want to use photos, please contact us via the contact form (in Dutch, English or German).
© Website and photos: René & Peter van der Krogt