Saturday, 6 August 2011

Old War Office, Whitehall SW1

Victory and Fame are much more the type of subject one might expect to find on a military building, but once again Alfred Drury treats them in a curiously downbeat fashion. Victory holds a tiny figure of the goddess Nike and a laurel wreath, but she is pensive rather than exultant. Fame inscribes names on her scroll with a pen.

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