Figures of a crowned lion and unicorn with collar and chain, standing on their hind legs, their heads turned outwards towards the street, each holding in their front hooves/paws the Hanoverian coat of arms (belt encircling a shield adorned with 4 panels of fleur de lys, lions, unicorns and harps bearing a female torso, surmounted by a crown).
(2) Layered arrangement of war trophies, each containing an armour plated Roman tunic, helmet, shield, standard, sheath of arrows, axe head, trumpet, bow and spiked club. Composition of subsidiary elements in each case reverses the other, and top of helmet in left hand trophy (from front) surmounted by a crouching dragon.
Gibbons was employed continuously by Christopher Wren on the sculptural and carved decoration of Hampton Court c1689-94. Most of his finished work is in the interior and many designs were unexecuted.
Repairs were carried out on the sculptures 1922-6 and 1939.
Royal coat of arms and celebration of military victories.
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