Where is it?…#59

March 3, 2013

Where-is-it--#59

Can you identify where in London this picture was taken and what it’s of? If you think you can, leave a comment below. We’ll reveal the answer early next week. Good luck!

Well done to Carol and Jameson, this statue is indeed located on the north-western corner of the Bank of England (the corner of Lothbury and Prince’s Street) and is indeed a depiction of architect Sir John Soane (1753-1837), noted for his work on the Bank of England (the bank’s design was substantially later reworked by Sir Herbert Baker in the 1920s-1930s (for more on Soane and his work, see our earlier posts here and here). The statue, by William Dick Reid, was unveiled in 1937.

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2 Responses to “Where is it?…#59”

  1. carolstanley Says:

    I think it’s Sir John Soane.


  2. That’s the northern side of the Bank of England building, but I quite forget who they’ve got up in Roman garb.

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