I came across this beautiful statue on Friday, on my journey down to the South Bank which runs along the River Thames.
I did not get a chance to read all about it, so had to look it up when I got home.
It is called ‘London Pride’
Here is the inscription that you would read below:
LONDON PRIDE, Frank Dobson (1886-1963).
Commissioned for The Festival Of Britain 1951. Given by Mary Dobson 1987 and placed on the South Bank. Assisted generously by Lynton Property & Reversionary Plc and The Henry Moore Foundation. Arts Council Of Great Britain.
You will find this along the embankment just upstream of Waterloo Bridge. It’s size is larger than life and these lovely women are seated on a plinth outside the National Theatre.
It has a modern look to it with a classic twist, the eye catching statues baring themselves under the London sky come rain or shine.
The statues are a reminder of an event that took place at that site over 50 yrs ago and that is the Festival of Britain in 1951. It was commissioned for the Festival and once formed part of an artistic programme that featured over 30 sculptures by leading British artists of the day.
What is your favourite statue, do you have one?
What do you think of this one?
Thank you for reading, Justine xxx
© Justine Nagaur