National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Bank of England, Ariel or The Spirit of the Winds, Tivoli Corner


Type Statue

     The figure stands on a circular base, its left foot supported on a curling feature symbolising air. The figure is female and the vertical supporting leg maintains the body in a diagonal posture. Her movement is suggested by drapery looping about her predominantly naked forms. Her head looks downward, whilst her hair is swept up and back. The figure's right arm, crossing the breast, restrains the drapery, which floats above her in a manner suggesting wings.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Wheeler, Sir Charles Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Ariel Gilt Bronze c. 300 (H)

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
Structural condition
Road Tivoli Corner
Precise location Bank of England (Tivoli Corner)
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design 1935-37
Year of unveiling None
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by None
Duty of care None
Listing status Don't know
At risk? No known risk

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