Monument

Sir Arthur Sullivan

Erection date: 1903

Inscription

{A semi-circular stone in front of the monument reads:}
1842 Arthur Sullivan 1900

{On the back of the pedestal, inscribed in the stone, from The Yeomen of the Guard:}
"Is life a boon? If so, it must befall that Death, whene'er he call, must call too soon". W. S. Gilbert.

{The sheet music is open at the page of the score showing the same words.}

{The mandolin is inscribed:}
W. Goscombe John. A. R. A. 1903.

Leaning against the pedestal there is a crying woman. The guitar, score and mask of Pan indicate that she represents Music, and isn't just a sexy, topless Art Nouveau floozy. Amongst statue aficionados this is reckoned the sexiest statue in London.

Site: Sir Arthur Sullivan (1 memorial)

WC2, Victoria Embankment Gardens

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Sir Arthur Sullivan

Subjects commemorated i

Sir Arthur Sullivan

Composer With W. S. Gilbert wrote the Savoy Operas, including The Mikado and...

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

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W. S. Gilbert

Playwright, lyricist & poet. Born 17 Southampton Street as William Schwen...

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Sir William Goscombe John

Born in Cardiff as William Goscombe John but he adopted Goscombe. He travelle...

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E. J. Parlanti

Bronze founder. Ercole Felipo Giacomo Parlanti was born in Rome. He and his o...

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