• Detail, Northernhay war memorial

    Image ID
    FOT910439
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    5.2 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    2736 x 3648 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    232 x 309 mm
    9.1 x 12.2 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Northernhay war memorial Exeter john angel soldier detail statue Devon UK stock image stock photo
    Description
    This description was taken from the 8th edition of Worth's "Guide to Exeter": "Opposite the ancient ruin of Rougemont Castle on Northernhay stands Exeter War Memorial, erected in 1923 by public subscription at a cost of over £6000. It was designed and executed by John Angel F.R.B.S. Mr. Angel is an Exonian of whom citizens are justly proud. He received his early Art training in the Exeter School of Art. Later, he studied at the Lambeth School under Sir George Frampton R.A. His reputation has steadily increased of late years, and in 1919, he was elected a Member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. The following is a description of what is considered to be one of the finest War Memorials in the country: The granite pedestal 20 feet high forms a cross on plan. The surmounting figure of VICTORY holds aloft a spray of laurels in token of gratitude to Heaven. Boldly modelled, and with considerable action, this figure, standing on a dragon, forms an interesting silhouette from all sides. Below, on each of the four arms of the cross, sits a representative figure of the war in bronze. In front, sits a SOLDIER in an attitude of triumphant repose. Wearing his shrapnel helmet, overcoat and gas mask, his rifle slung over his shoulder, and his kit flung over a camouflaged gun, he looks the symbol of the British Army. Facing the City Wall, sits the SAILOR astride the hull of a ship, the figure head of which takes the form of the Exeter City Arms Wearing only his breeches and holding in his left
    Uploader
    David John Carton
    Contributor
    David Carton
    Date Taken
    2011-11-01
    Uploaded on
    2011-11-01
    Collection
    Monuments
    Category
    Arts
    Sub Category
    Sculpture
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Point of view
    Above camera
    People
    Without people
    Dominant colour
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