National Recording Project


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

Aesculapius and Hygeia, Guy's Hospital, St. Thomas St.


Type Statue

     The main façade of the West Wing has a central, five-bay frontispiece with pilasters at each end and four attached columns between, all Ionic, over a rusticated base containing three round-arched entrances. The frontispiece has three zones of sculpture: a pediment group; three bas reliefs beneath the central second floor windows; and two statues in the niches at first floor level in the end bays. Statues of Aesculapius and Hygeia.
     Bacon was paid £262. 10s. 0d. for Aesculapius and Hygeia on 20 October 1779.

Related works : see CLSK88

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Bacon, John Sen. Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Two Statues Portland Stone None

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Don't know
Surface condition
Structural condition
Road St. Thomas St.
Precise location At the rear of the main entrance forecourt - First floor niche sculptures
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

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Date of design 1779
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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