Saturday, 16 March 2013

Sir Arthur Sullivan

This splendid monument is in honour of Sir Arthur Sullivan (of Gilbert and Sullivan fame) and is in Victoria Embankment Gardens, in front of the Savoy Hotel. It was designed by William Goscombe. The scantily clad, weeping muse is the metaphorical figure of the angel of music. 

It is inscribed with words from Yeoman of the Guard, "Is life a boon? If so, it must befall that Death, whene'er he call, must call too soon". 

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