Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
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St. Paul's Churchyard (EC4)

John Donne

London 1572 - London 1631
English poet and a cleric in the Church of England
(Wikipedia)
Nigel Boonham
2012

London /  John Donne   London /  John Donne

Description

Bronze bust. The circular baseplate is shaped as a compass, with on the edge the inscription:
This day, when my Soul's form bends to the East. Hence is't that I am carried towards the West.
(the words East and West are below the agreeing compass points).

The plinth is also placed on a compass, with on the cardinal points the texts:

Inscription(s)

JOHN
DONNE
poet and devine
1572 - 1631

Signature

CITY OF LONDON
2012
Alderman Robert Hall Patron
Nigel Boonham FRBS Sculptor
Andrew Whittle Lettering

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°30'47" W 0°5'50"

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