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The Nine Muses

W.H. Micklewright
1923

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Description

The Wills Memorial Building is a Neo Gothic building designed by Sir George Oatley and built as a memorial to Henry Overton Wills III by his sons George and Henry Wills. It was built between 1915 and 1925. It houses faculties of the University of Bristol.

Above the entrance of the tower is placed a series of seven statues - alternating full and half figures - representing the seven muses. From left to right:

Bristol - The Nine Muses

Sculptor

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Tags

  • Calliope
  • Clio
  • Erato
  • Euterpe
  • Melpomene
  • Micklewright, W.H.
  • Muse
  • Polyhymnia
  • Terpsichore
  • Thalia
  • Urania
  • Location (N 51°27'21" - W 2°36'16")

    Item Code: gbsw035; Photograph: 21 March 2019
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