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Birmingham Promoting the Arts

Francis John Williamson
1881/85

Birmingham /  Birmingham Promoting the Arts

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Relief in the pediment of the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, depicting the female figure of Birmingham holding a laurel wreath, as if to crown the efforts of the artists either side of her. On the right, sculpture is represented by a young man holding a completed statuette; on the left, painting is represented as a young woman observing her subject (perhaps the young man represending sculpture), while sketching. Two pairs of plump cherubs are busy with painting and sculpting in the corners.

Birmingham - Birmingham Promoting the Arts

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Location (N 52°28'48" - W 1°54'12")

Item Code: gbwm050; Photograph: 24 June 2014
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