Two bronze statues in niches in the façade of the Royal Geographical Society Building:
- (Exhibition Road side) SHACKLETON - Ernest Shackleton (Kilkea near Athy, Co. Kildare, Ireland 1874 - Grytviken, South Georgia 1922), polar explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic
Statue by Charles Sargeant Jagger, 1932.
- (Kensington Gore side) LIVINGSTONE - David Livingstone (Blantyre, South Lanarkshire 1813 - Chief Chitambo's Village, in present day Zambia 1873), Scottish Congregationalist pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society and an explorer in Africa.
Statue by Thomas Bayliss Huxley-Jones, 1953.
- Thomas Bayliss Huxley-Jones (1908-1968),
(Facebook – Mapping of Sculpture).
- Charles Sargeant Jagger (Kilnhurst, near Rotherham, Yorkshire, 1885 -1934),
British sculptor who, following active service in the First World War, sculpted many works on the theme of war
Sources & Information
- Wikipedia, List of public art in Kensington and Chelsea.
- John Blackwood, London's Immortals: The Complete Outdoor Commemorative Statues (London: Savoy, 1989), p. 304-305.
- Andrew Kershman, London's Monuments (London: Metro Publ., 2013), p. 306-307.
- Peter Matthews, London's Statues and Monuments (Botley: Shire, 2012), p. 151-152.
Location (N 51°30'5" - W 0°10'29")
Via the links below you can find the position:
Item Code: gblo101; Photograph: 6 August 2014
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