View of Victoria Embankment Gardens
View of Victoria Embankment Gardens
Record No
128141
Title
View of Victoria Embankment Gardens
Description
View of the Victoria Embankment Gardens, Main Gardens, with Adelphi Terrace (also known as the Royal Terrace), the Strand, in the background. Victoria Embankment Gardens, designed by Alexander McKenzie (a landscape gardener) and built between 1870 and 1875 was Grade II listed in 1987; listing number 1000844. To the left is a bronze statue of Robert Burns, designed by Sir John Steell, unveiled by Lord Rosebery in July 1884. It was Grade II listed in 1958, listing number 1066177. On the front of the plinth are the following words: "The poetic genius of my country found me at the plough – and threw her inspiring mantle over me she bade me sing the loves, the joys, the rural scenes and rural pleasures of my native soil in my native tongue: I tuned my wild, artless notes as she inspired". On the paper at his feet on the left: "O sweet to stray, and pensive ponder a heartfelt sang". To the front of the statue stands a woman with pram and young child. To the right of this is a small, stone fountain. A well dressed man sits on a wooden bench behind the fountain reading. Foreground shows iron railings which border flower beds and lawns.
Date of execution
1913
Section
London Metropolitan Archives
Collection
LCC Photograph Library
Medium
photograph
Catalogue No
SC_PHL_01_435_5275c
London picture map location
Exact
Subjects
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