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Newton bust St Olave's Grammar School

Bust: Newton bust


{Under the bust:}
Science Philosophy

At first we thought this was Henry Leeke, the founder of the school but Ornamental Passions are confident that it is Newton. Given that the figures either side represent Science and Philosophy Newton is surely right.

Site: St Olave's Grammar School (3 memorials)

SE1, Queen Elizabeth Street

Our picture only shows a part of this large building, by E. W. Mountford, 1892-4. Built as a school it housed Lambeth College for a time and in 2008 there were plans to turn it into a hotel. 2011, and it's looking rather sad.
On the facade are three arched pediments with sculpted reliefs as follows, left to right:
- Newton
- two lounging school-boys and the dates 1571 - 1894.
- Homer.

Ornamental Passions have some good pictures and the sculpture, probably by Montford, is rather fine.  We have also accepted their identification of the two busts which we are sure is right.

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Newton bust

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Sir Isaac Newton

Born in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, on Christmas day, according to the calenda...

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Newton bust

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Paul Raphael Montford

Sculptor. Born in Kentish Town to father Horace. Other works in London: Batte...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Newton bust

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Homer bust

The figures either side represent Poetry and History. Ornamental Passions ha...

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St Olave's Grammar School

St Olave's Grammar School occupied this site, 1855 - 1967.

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