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Kaled

193 Fleet Street - Kaled and 8 great artists Kaled
Inscription

{On the base, just under the foot:}
Kaled
{The sandstone base used to carry a quotation from Byron's poem Lara but this is gone.}

Sculpted in 1872-3. Stone, painted white. About 1.4m high. This statue represents Kaled, a character from Byron's narrative poem, Lara. Kaled is a woman, disguised as a page.

Site: 193 Fleet Street - Kaled and 8 great artists (9 memorials)

EC4, Fleet Street, 193

Building erected in 1883 by George Attenborough for his jewellery and pawn-broking business, Attenborough and Sons. Architects: Archer and Green. The pawnbrokers' motto "Sub hoc [signo] floresco", "under this sign I flourish", is inscribed immediately below the paws of the two winged lions on the second floor, and we can guess that the sign, the 3 gold balls, would have hung from the ornate post between the lions. But "signo" has been omitted from the motto here. The PMSA says that the sculptural work is carved into red sandstone, rather than moulded with terracotta, as one might think at first.

Ornamental Passions have provided much of this information and London Street Views has all there is to know about these Attenboroughs.

The 8 first floor spandrels on the Chancery Lane frontage each have a roundel portrait head. We have listed these left to right. Mainly Italian sculptors - possibly they were chosen by the Italian sculptor who created Kaled. We can find no record of who created any of the sculptural work on this building, other than Kaled herself.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Kaled

Subjects commemorated Information

Kaled

Also known as "Lara's page", from Byron's poem: Lara. Precis of the poem: Lar...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Kaled

Created by Information

Lord Byron

Born Holles Street, baptised at St Marylebone church in the same year. Spent ...

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Giuseppe Grandi

Sculptor from Milan.

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

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