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Middlesbrough
North Yorkshire

Yorkshire & Humberside

Corporation Road
(Town Hall, north facade)

Music, Literature, Painting and Commerce

W. Margetson
1889

Middlesbrough /  Music, Literature, Painting and Commerce   Middlesbrough /  Music, Literature, Painting and Commerce

Description

Four stone statues representing Music, Literature, Painting, and Commerce in niches under baldachins in the buttresses of the north facade of the town hall, built between 1883-1889 after designs of the architect George Gordon Hoskins of Darlington.

Middlesbrough - Music, Literature, Painting and Commerce
Commerce: woman with shipmodel.
Middlesbrough - Music, Literature, Painting and Commerce
Painting: woman with a painter's palet.
Middlesbrough - Music, Literature, Painting and Commerce
Literature: woman with a book
Middlesbrough - Music, Literature, Painting and Commerce
Music: woman with an aulos (ancient Greek wind instrument)
(The Newcastle Journal op 23 January 1889 describes them as: Art, Science, Commerce, Literature, and Music - thus five (!) statues).

According to Historic England the statues are by W. Margeston of Chelsea" (obviously Margetson is meant).

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Great Britain
  • Façade with statues (secular)
  • Literature
  • Margetson, W.
  • Music (allegory)
  • Painting (art)
  • Town Hall
  • Trade (allegorical figure)
  • Location (N 54°34'33" - W 1°14'2")

    Item Code: gbyh165; Photograph: 30 July 2019
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