The Magnificent Marble Statues of Mansion House

History of the statues’ placement; lack of funds preventing addition of statues in Egyptian Hall until 19th century when City’s involvement in the Great Exhibition of 1851 encouraged the commissioning and placement of statues by the City Architect James Bunning; subjects drawn from British history and British literature to provide “objects of worthy pride to our fellow citizens”; details on 3 statues, ‘Sardanapalus’, ‘Alexander’s Feast’ & ‘Timon of Athens’. Continue reading “The Magnificent Marble Statues of Mansion House”