MIGHTY HUNTER STATUE, QUEEN MARYS GARDENS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1375639
Date first listed:
09-Jul-1998
Statutory Address:
MIGHTY HUNTER STATUE, QUEEN MARYS GARDENS, REGENTS PARK

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Location

Statutory Address:
MIGHTY HUNTER STATUE, QUEEN MARYS GARDENS, REGENTS PARK

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
City of Westminster (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 28261 82572

Details

TQ 2882 NW REGENT'S PARK

1900/25/10125 Mighty Hunter Statue, Queen Mary's Gardens

II

Ornamental sculpture on a pedestal situated to the west of the lake head. Signed and dated Albert H Hodge 1913. Portland stone rectangular pedestal. Cast bronze statue of a putto, nude apart from a belt with drapery and sandles with enriched leggings, struggling to hold above his shoulder a naturalistically modelled duck which is fighting to fly away with its beak wide open. History: The sculpture is believed to have been conunissioned by the painter Sigismund Goetze (1866-1939) for his home and forms a pair with The Lost Bow (qv). It is known to have been presented to Queen Mary's Gardens in 1939 following their redesigning (which included a theatre and cafe) by Duncan Campbell, Superintendent of Regent's Park for the Ministry of Works. Goetze, who lived at Nuffield Lodge, commissioned and presented a number of features to Queen Mary's Gardens (qv), a practice his wife continued in other London parks after his death through her Constance Fund. Albert Hodge (1875-1918) began training in Glasgow as an architect but became a specialist in architectural sculpture, working for many important architects on prestigious commissions including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Glamorgan County Hall, Cardiff and reliefs on the Robert Burns monument in Stirling.





Listing NGR: TQ2826182572

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
469613
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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