"Fame" (Statue), Reuters and Press Association Building, 85, Fleet St.
Allegorical statue of Fame.
Letter in the Reid Dick Papers (Tate Gallery Archive) from E.Lutyens to W.Reid Dick, Jan.8th 1938 - "I have this morning received confirmation that the Press Association agreed to your charge of £1,200.0.0 for the centre figure for the new building in Fleet St. I will let you have drawings with dimensions as soon as you are ready to start your model".
The Reid Dick Papers also contain estimates for casting the figure from A.B.Burton of Thames Ditton and the Morris Singer Company, and a letter from Lutyens's secretary (Sept.12th 1938) telling Reid Dick that the Building Committee have approved the cost of gilding the statue of £100.0.0.
The figure was originally on the parapet at the top of the buildingl, but has been brought down to a position inside the entrance archway
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