In the middle of Port Sunlight, is a statue in memory of its founder, Lord Leverhulme.
Created by William Reid Dick in 1930, it is two parts; the four figures shown here suggest Industry, Education, Charity and Art. The second feature of the tribute is a large pylon, with a figure suggesting Inspiration.
Much may be said about Lord Leverhulme, and not all without controversy. Others can say it better than me here in so few words, but suffice it for me to say a visit to his creation at Port Sunlight is truly inspirational.
The statue pictured is outside the Lady Leverhulme Art Gallery, well worth a few hours visit. Or more !
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tyro (21596) 2012-02-01 13:37
First of all, I like your note which I found interesting, having grown up in the Wirral where Lord Leverhulme was apparently M.P. in the early years of last Century. And I read all your links too!
This is a fine, almost contre jour image and the strong light from about the 1 o'clock position has had a wonderful "modelling" effect on the subject, bringing out all details and depths in this fine sculpture.
Lovely lighting, excellent colours, perfect exposure (in difficult conditions) and exquisite sharpness.
- Copyright: Martin Richter (MJR) (3360)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-01-30
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Canon 5D Mk 2, Canon 24-105mm L f4 IS USM
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-01 7:25