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DICK WHITTINGTON 1999
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The Guildhall Art Gallery was designed by  Richard Gilbert Scott and built in 1999. I  submitted ideas for five sculptures to be placed in the ambulatory. Dick Whittington (d.1423) Mayor of London three times is better known now as a pantomime character. His story ranks with the Pied Piper of Hamlyn  and many other plague stories of grim folklore. It is no accident that in real life Richard Whittington was a merchant adventurer bringing  valuable  goods from the east On board the ships were the rats hosting the black death. My figure carved in Portland stone is carved in a style illustrative of children’s literature. It shows Dick and his cat at the point of turning again on hearing Bow bells and look behind him there is the a rat. My Idea with this and the other figures was to lighten the atmosphere at the entrance of this impressive building and provide something for visiting children.

GUILDHALL MONUMENTS

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Monument restoration

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