Stone statue of Samuel Johnson, wearing academic robes. He leans slightly forward in an attitude of deep thought - the right hand supports the head, and the left hand rests upon an open scroll. He sits on a Greek Revival chair with books stacked underneath it.
On the pedestal are shown in relief three incidents in Johnson's life:
- listening to dr. sacheverel preaching. - Seated on his father's shoulders, listening to Dr. Henry Sacheverell (1674-1724, Wikipedia) preaching in Lichfield Cathedral
- thus he was borne from | school. - Borne to school on the shoulders of his companions;
- his penance in uttoxeter market. - Standing bareheaded in Uttoxeter Market-Place as a penance for disobedience to his father.
was presented to the
citizens of lichfield
JAMES THOs LAW
chancellor of the dioceses
to commemorate the 200th anniversary
of the death of Dr. SAMUEL JOHNSON
"Every man has a lurking wish to appear
considerable in his native place"
The Johnson Society 13. December 1984
- Richard Cockle Lucas (Salisbury 1800 - Chilword, Hampshire 1883),
English sculptor and photographer
Sources & Information
Location (N 52°41'1" - W 1°49'39")
Item Code: gbwm022; Photograph: 7 June 2014
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