"Peace", Fountain, West Smithfield Gardens
Type Sculpture , Fountain
The bronze figure of Peace is draped in a chiton, her head crowned with ears of corn, her right arm extended in a gesture of blessing, her right holding against her side an olive branch. She is portrayed as if advancing with her hair floating out behind and her feet walking on a small cloud, which is in its turn supported by a hemisphere studded with daffodil-like florettes.
The bronze figure is at the centre of an architecturally conceived square fountain base of Portland stone and granite, with four radiating steps approaching four bowls, one on each side. At the corners are four square plinths supporting gadrooned urns with lion masks. At the centre, a cylindrical plinth with a continuous acanthus band supports the statue. Sandstone steps form an octagonal base below.
Buildings of England "The broad pedestal alone survives of its fearsome octagonal-domed Romanesque stone canopy (by Francis Butler)."
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