United Kingdom

Statues - Hither & Thither

Site Search:
Bristol
Bristol

South West England

College Green
(Central Library)

Reliefs with Bede, Alfred the Great and Chaucer

Charles Pibworth
1906

Bristol /  Reliefs with Bede, Alfred the Great and Chaucer   Bristol /  Reliefs with Bede, Alfred the Great and Chaucer

Description

The central section of the Central Library has three oriels with above in the tympanym are reliefs. Each of the releifs shows seven figures with the main figure in the center: Bede, Alfred the Great and Chaucer.

Bristol - Reliefs with Bede, Alfred the Great and Chaucer
Left: Geoffrey Chaucer with characters taken from his Canterbury Tales, on his left the Prioress, the Knight and the man of law, and on his right the wife of Bath, the merchant and the miller.

Bristol - Reliefs with Bede, Alfred the Great and Chaucer
Central: The venerable Bede, on his left St. Cuthbert, St. Paulinus, and Cadman (Cædmon) with his harp; and on his right St. Augustine, St. Chad, and St. Aidan.

Bristol - Reliefs with Bede, Alfred the Great and Chaucer
Right: King Alfred, on his left William of Malmesbury, Florence of Worcester, and Wace the Norman minstrel; and on his right St. Gildas, Cynwulff (Cynewulf) the wandering bard, and a minstrel on the right.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Augustine of Canterbury, St.
  • Bede
  • Cædmon
  • Chad of Mercia, St.
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Cuthbert of Durham, St.
  • Cynewulf
  • Florence of Worcester
  • Gildas, St.
  • Historian
  • Minstrel
  • Paulinus of York, St.
  • Pibworth, Charles
  • Wace
  • William of Malmesbury
  • Writer / poet
  • Location (N 51°27'5" - W 2°36'8")

    Item Code: gbsw057; Photograph: 21 March 2019
    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

    Your banner here? Click for information.