Head of Jupiter
Collosal head of Jupiter placed in bosky setting in the Great Dell. Incidentally, the sculptor never named his creation after the great God.
The City never commissioned the penniless sculptor but bought this, his last work, from his destitute widow when he died in 1839. Public subscription mounted for the widow raised £100 but had to be added to. His son, John, laid the foundation stone three months after his fathers death. Rock for the pedastel, designed by Thomas Barker, was given by George Allen and selected from Hampton Cliffs to give appearance of natural rock.
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