Other

Virtues - Wonder

Erection date: 25/11/1952

Augustus John as Neptune offers Alice in Wonderland gifts from the sea on his trident. To the left is a ship with a mermaid figurehead, holding hands with Alice, inviting her on new adventures.

The V&A hold another mosaic by Anrep, made in 1919, showing Augustus John and his family, but there is no image online.

 

Site: National Gallery - Anrep mosaics - Virtues (15 memorials)

WC2, Trafalgar Square, National Gallery - Staircase Hall - North Vestibule

See National Gallery - Anrep mosaics - Muses for general information about these mosaic floors.

The 1954 'Modern Virtues' is in a style very different from that of the earlier 'Muses' floor, with scenes depicted inside frames which carry each scene’s title. These panels appear to be laid on a mosaic floor with a geometric pattern, on which autumnal leaves have fallen – trompe l'oeil in mosaic.

This 'Modern Virtues' floor was gifted (which we take to mean funded) by Maud Russell and opened on 25 November 1952.

To avoid database clutter we have put the Creator links on just the page for the Anrep panel.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Virtues - Wonder

Subjects commemorated i

Augustus John

Augustus Edwin John was born Tenby, Pembrokeshire. Painter, draughtsman and e...

Read More

This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Virtues - Wonder

Also at this site i

Virtues - Anrep

Virtues - Anrep

Carved at the top of the gravestone is a portrait of Anrep himself. The image...

Read More

Virtues - Compassion

Virtues - Compassion

Anna Akhmatova, looking towards Anrep's gravestone (in another panel) and sur...

Read More

Virtues - Compromise

Virtues - Compromise

We initially thought this odd scene may refer to one of Loretta Young's films...

Read More

Virtues - Curiosity

Virtues - Curiosity

Lord Rutherford wears a coronet - he had been raised to the peerage in 1931. ...

Read More

Virtues - Defiance

Virtues - Defiance

In front of the white cliffs of Dover Winston Churchill, in his signature sir...

Read More

Nearby Memorials

St Josephs War Memorial

St Josephs War Memorial

N19, Highgate Hill

The memorial stone slab forms part of the floor of this crucifixion shrine. The eaves bear the date "2000" and the floor does not seem...

2 subjects commemorated
Columbia Market gate posts

Columbia Market gate posts

E2, Columbia Road, Columbia Market Nursery School

Useful though the school might be, you must agree that the building behind these gate piers does not compare favourably with what was the...

1 subject commemorated
Crystal Crown

Crystal Crown

E1, St Katharine's Dock, Thistle Hotel

The information states that the sculpting was done "on this site", but the Coronarium was roofless.  The photos at Fine Art Facts show th...

1 subject commemorated, 4 creators
Harold Wilson clock

Harold Wilson clock

W4, The Avenue, St Michael & All Angels Church

Memorial Clock to Harold Wilson (not the Prime Minister.)

War dead | Other war
1 subject commemorated
Lily Pond

Lily Pond

WC2, Victoria Embankment Gardens

Buxton seems to have presented the pond the year before he became Chairman. This is unusual, presumably because it looks a little like th...

1 creator