Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield
Hallam University PUBLIC ART IN SHEFFIELD
Sykes and Hugh Gamble
'Monument to Godfrey Sykes', erected in 1875
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.