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

Atalanta, Statue, Chelsea Embankment

Summary

Type Statue

     Standing figure of a woman (Atalanta) facing west; left hand by side, right hand raised to shoulder; head turned to her left; weight resting on right leg, left foot slightly raised and resting on a tree root(?). Back of right calf rest against stem of truncated tree. Arthur Byron, London Statues.
         

Inscriptions

In engraved capitals: F DERWENT WOOD R.A. / 1871 SCULPTOR 1926 / THIS EXAMPLE OF HIS WORK / IS PLACED HERE IN HIS / MEMORY BY MEMBERS / OF THE CHELSEA ARTS / CLUB AND OTHER FRIENDS

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Wood, Derwent Artist

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Statue and base Bronze (brown patina) base 51x51x16 / statue c. 160 (H)
Plinth Portland Stone 71x71x70
Pedestal Portland Stone 51x51x16

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
CLKC024 CL
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Surface spalling, crumbling
  • Metallic staining
Structural condition
Vandalism
Road Chelsea Embankment
Precise location South side of Chelsea Embankment, to west of Albert Bridge where pavement divides
A-Z ref 76 6C
OS ref None

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

Date of design After 1926 (when D. Wood died)
Year of unveiling 1929
Unveiling details 1929
Commissioned by Friends of Derwent Wood - Chelsea Art Club
Duty of care None
Listing status Don't know
At risk? No known risk

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