Britannia and Supporters, Middlesbrough

  • Description

    Title Britannia and Supporters Architect Gibson, John Sculptor Mabey Date Completion 1872 Description Seated figures of Britannia and an ironworker and a miner, set in the tympanum of this one storey cinquecento-style bank. The figures are surrounded tools and machinery appropriate to Middlesbrough's industries. Measurements Dimensions Whole work(160cm high x 400cm wide approx) Material Stone Notes The figures decorate the former National Provincial Bank designed by the London-based architect, John Gibson. It was erected in 1872 and replaces an earlier bank which had stood on the site of the home of John Gilbert Holmes, ship-builder and well-known teetotaller, who had bought the land in 1831. From 1938 Gibson's building housed the Cleveland Club after its move from the Royal Exchange. It is now renovated as Boho 4 Gibson House and features prime office space. The fact that the work celebrates Middlesbrough's nineteenth-century industrial prowess in the way that it does may owe something to the fact that at the time of the building's erection it was opposite the house where Henry Blockow and John Vaughan, the town's founding fathers, had lived from 1841 to 1860. Source:" >
  • Owner

    Whistling in the Dark
  • Source

    Flickr (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Attribution-ShareAlike License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 8 months ago
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