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Sailor

Robert Bridgeman
1905

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Description

Statue of a Sailor standing on guard, his costume dates from the Boer War (1899-1901). The ribbon on his cap is inscribed h.m.s. powerful. He is dressed in field service order and carries the remains of a Lee-Enfield rifle Mark 1. The statue was originally meant for the South African War Memorial in York, but rejected since he carried a rifle which was accurate for the naval brigade but did not fit the popular imagination, so he was replaced by sailor holding a rope or chain.

Annotation

This statue was originally created as part of a Neo-Gothic monument erected in Duncombe Place, York, designed by G.F. Bodley, for the South African War 1899-1902. This monument has octagonal sides incorporating niches containing sculptural figures representing all branches of the services. The sailor figure was thought inappropriate and replaced by an unarmed one. This original figure was given to the city by R. Bridgeman in 1905.

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