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Classical statues

19th century sculptor & Austin and Seeley
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In 1897 Frank Green bought Treasurer's House. By demolishing extensions and divisons, he created with the architect Temple Moore a single garden with statues. There was a lead statue of Mercury, sadly no longer in the garden. However a replica has been created and adapted to use as a fountain. The pink sandstone figures you see are of Vulcan, Neptune and Ceres. The fifth statue is one of the models of Austin and Seeley's garden statues.

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Mercury Messenger of the gods and god of trade, merchants, and travel, in Roman (Mercurius) and Greek (Ἑρμῆς - Hermes) mythology (Wikipedia: Mercury - Hermes). (replacement of the original lead statue)

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Neptune Poseidon (Ποσειδῶν) in Greek, or Neptunus, in Roman mythology, is the god of water and the sea (Wikipedia: Poseidon and Neptune).
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Ceres Demeter (Δημήτηρ) in Greek and Ceres in Roman mythology, the goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships (Wikipedia: Ceres and Demeter).
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Vulcanus, Roman god of both beneficial and hindering fire, including the fire of volcanoes (Wikipedia).

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Fidelity, female figure with arm raised in instruction to a small dog at heel. This model is known first in the catalogue of the 19th century garden ornament makers Austin and Seeley. The company was producing this model from circa 1850 onwards with slight variation.


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  • Subdivision: Yorkshire & Humberside
  • Country: Great Britain
  • Austin and Seeley
  • Ceres / Demeter
  • Fidelity
  • Mercurius / Hermes
  • Neptune / Poseidon
  • Vulcanus
  • Locatie (N 53°57'46" - W 1°4'51") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

    Item Code: gbyh078; Photograph: 26 July 2019
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