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Dominion Gates

Alfred Drury & Francis Derwent Wood
1908

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Description

In 1902, when plans for grand Memorial to Britain's recently deceased Queen Victoria were being drawn up by Sir Aston Webb, each dominion was asked to provide a gate leading to the roundabout in which the main central monument would be erected. This gates exists of two stone columns topped with ornate figurative sculptures of a boy and the coat of arms an animal representing the dominion. Three gates were realised

The South and West Africa gate (The Mall)

London - Dominion Gates
London - Dominion Gates
‘S. AFRICA’. Boy with ??
London - Dominion Gates
‘W. AFRICA’ Boy with a lioness

The Canada gate (Green Park)

London - Dominion Gates
London - Dominion Gates
Boy with seal.
London - Dominion Gates
Boy with cornucopia with fruit.

A third pillar with a vase represents Newfoundland.

The Australia gate (south to Birdcage Walk)

London - Dominion Gates
London - Dominion Gates
Boy with sheep.
London - Dominion Gates
Boy with kangaroo.

A third pillar with a vase represents the Malay States.

Signature

(Africa both): a drury

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Africa (continent)
  • Australia (continent)
  • Canada (allegory)
  • Cornucopia
  • Drury, Alfred
  • Kangaroo
  • Lion
  • Putto
  • Seal
  • Sheep
  • Wood, Francis Derwent
  • Location (N 51°30'7" - W 0°8'24")

    Item Code: gblo230; Photograph: 18 March 2019
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