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Nine Muses

Francis Bird & Sir James Thornhill
1717

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Description

Nine lead statues of the muses. They were designed by Sir James Thornhill and cast by Francis Bird in 1721.

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Calliope
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Melpomene (?)
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Clio
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Thalia (?)
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Euterpe
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Polyhymnia
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Erato
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Urania
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Terpsichore

We are not sure about the identification

Annotation

Euterpe and Melpomene fell down and were flattened, one in 1810 and one a few years earlier. They were replaced by fibre-glass replicas by Richard Kindersley, given by Blackwell's in 1974.

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Tags

  • Bird, Francis
  • Calliope
  • Clio
  • Erato
  • Euterpe
  • Melpomene
  • Muse
  • Polyhymnia
  • Terpsichore
  • Thalia
  • Thornhill, Sir James
  • Urania
  • Location (N 51°45'16" - W 1°15'16")

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