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Sir Walter Besant - Victoria Embankment Sir Walter Besant - Victoria Embankment

Bust: Sir Walter Besant - Victoria Embankment

Erection date: 1902

Inscription

{Below the bust:}
Sir Walter Besant
Novelist, historian of London, secretary of the Palestine Exploration Fund, originator of the People's Palace and Founder of the Society of Authors. This monument is erected by his grateful brethren in literature. Born 14th August 1836 - Died 9th June 1901.

{Inscribed below the bust, at bottom right:}
Geo. Frampton, 1902 {or 1}

Bronze. Replica of the bust in St Paul's. Albeit this is a relief rather than a statue in the round it is rare for the subject to be wearing spectacles. What a splendid visage.

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Sir Walter Besant

Novelist and London historian.  Born Portsmouth. 1884 co-founded the Society ...

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Sir George Frampton

Sculptor.  Born at 91 Brook Street, Lambeth. Died at home at 91 Carlton Hill,...

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