Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
London
London

Greater London

Victoria Embankment (WC2)
(at Hungerford Bridge)

Joseph Bazalgette

London 1819 - Wimbledon, London 1891
English civil engineer
(Wikipedia)
George Simonds
1901

London /  Joseph Bazalgette   London /  Joseph Bazalgette

Description

Bronze bust in a niche of an architectural façade with the motto FLVMINI VINCVLA POSVIT ("he put the river in chains"), referring to Bazalgette's construction of London's sewers, which also resulted in the creation of the Embankment.

Inscription(s)

sir JOSEPH BAZALGETTE cb
Engineer of the London Main Drainage System
and of this Embankment
born 1819           died 1891

Annotation

Unveiled 6 November 1901.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°30'22" W 0°7'20"

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