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Commerce and Prosperity

John Underwood

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The Dock Offices building - headquarters of the Hull Dock Company, which operated all docks in Hull - was built in 1868-71 after designs of the architect Christopher George Wray. Now it houses the Hull Maritime Museum, The tympanum "is magnificently carved with sculptures representing 'Commerce' and 'Prosperity,' with the figure of a river god representing the river Humber." The pediment is topped with a crest of seated male and female figures flanking a grouping of three baroque cartouches and two cornucopiae, containing the Royal arms and those of Hull and Trinity House.


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  • Country: Great Britain
  • Coat of arms
  • Humber (personification)
  • Prosperity
  • River god/goddess
  • Trade (allegorical figure)
  • Tympanum
  • Underwood, John
  • Locatie (N 53°44'37" - W 0°20'19") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

    Item Code: gbyh051; Photograph: 25 July 2019
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