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Memorial

Onslow Ford Onslow Ford

Monument: Onslow Ford

Erection date: 18/7/1903

Inscription

{On the south face of the monument, below the muse, in bronze letters attached to the stone:}
To Edward Onslow Ford RA
Erected by his friends and admirers

{On the main section of the obelisk, north face:}
MDCCCLII - MCMI {1852 - 1901}

{On the ribbons:}
To thine own self be true.

{Below his lapel:}
A. C. Lucchesi, 1903

The monument was designed by Simpson. The Muse (naked lady) on the south face is a copy of Ford's own (for the Shelley memorial in Oxford). Lucchesi, one of his assistants, created the garlanded portrait bust on the north. The quote is from Hamlet.

We wonder if we misread the date "1906" on the sculpture, since it conflicts with the date for the erection, 1903, which we have found in two independent sources.

Site: Onslow Ford (1 memorial)

NW8, Grove End Road

This monument is close to where he lived and died, 62 Acacia Road.

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Onslow Ford

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Onslow Ford

Born Islington as Edward Onslow Ford, but he dropped the Edward. Studied Antw...

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Onslow Ford

Born Islington as Edward Onslow Ford, but he dropped the Edward. Studied Antw...

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Andrea Carlo Lucchesi

Born Whitechapel of an Italian father and English mother.  Worked as an assis...

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William Shakespeare

Born and died in Stratford-upon-Avon. His birth date is often given as the 23...

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Sir John W. Simpson

Architect. Born Brighton (though the picture source has him born in Scotland)...

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