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Great Britain
London
London

Greater London

Victoria Embankment Gardens (WC2)
(Temple Garden)

Lady Henry Somerset's Children's Fountain

George Edward Wade & Philomena Davidson Davis
1897 (1991)

London /  Lady Henry Somerset's Children's Fountain   London /  Lady Henry Somerset's Children's Fountain

Description

Bronze statue of a girl - representing Temperance - offering a bowl of water.

Inscription(s)

from children of
the loyal temperance legion
in memory of
work done for the temperance cause by
LADY HENRY SOMERSET
the president
national british womens temperance assoc
incorporated june 1896
i was thirsty and ye gave me drink

Signature

a reproduction by | philomena davidson davis 1999 (?)

Annotation

Unveiled on 29 May 1897 and dedicated to Lady Henry by the Loyal Temperance Legion. Wade's original sculpture for the temperance campaigner's memorial was stolen in 1971; it was replaced by Davis's replica only in 1991.

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°30'40" W 0°6'45"

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