Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield Hallam University

Godfrey Sykes and Hugh Gamble
'Monument to Godfrey Sykes', erected in 1875
Weston Park
terracotta, bronze, stone

Weston Park, north of the entrance to the Art Gallery. (A-Z p98 2B/C)

A stone base with 4 inset bronze panels, one with a half relief bust of Sykes by Hugh Gamble (1835-1911), one with the tools used by an artist, and two with descriptions detailing Sykes's life and work. One of these regrets the loss of Sykes to the city of Sheffield: " ... He was called to London in 1859 ... and died there in 1866." Above this is a striking, large white terracotta column. This is made of six sections; three are fluted with leaves, the other three are not as high and are filled with figures depicting youth, maturity and age. The column is surmounted with a corinthian capital capped by a bronze vase.
Total height: c. 11m.

Sheffield Town Council

The monument was completed by 1871, but not sited until four years later.

Includes information taken from Civic Art Guide

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