A crowd of people watching the unveiling ceremony of the statue St Michael and the Devil by sculptor Jacob Epstein at Coventry Cathedral

Date:
24 Jun 1960
Location:
Coventry Cathedral, Priory Street, Coventry
Reference:
JLP01/08/057620
Type:
Photograph (Negative)
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Description

The statue of the Archangel Michael overcoming the Devil was the last sculpture Sir Jacob Epstein created before he died in 1959. The statue overlooks the steps leading up to the entrance of Coventry Cathedral. The photograph shows the statue after it has been unveiled by his widow Lady Epstein, standing on the stage to the right.

Content

This is part of the Series: JLP01/08 John Laing Photographic Collection Black and White Negatives; within the Collection: JLP01 John Laing Photographic Collection

Rights

© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection

People & Organisations

Photographer: John Laing And Son Ltd

Builder: Spence, Basil: John Laing And Son Ltd

Architect: Epstein, Jacob

Keywords

Mid 20th Century Cathedral, Mid 20th Century Sculpture, Ceremony, People